Sallust Quotes

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A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
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All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
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All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
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As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
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Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
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It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.
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Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
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The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
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The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
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To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
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