- Notable Sallust Quotes Index -
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
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.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
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.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
Quotes by Sallust