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Titus Livius (59 BC-17) quotes


  • A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
  • Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts.
  • In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.
  • It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
  • Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by exercise of intelligence.
  • Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
  • There is nothing a man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.