He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.

Sallust on hate

Necessity makes even the timid brave.

Sallust on necessity

Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.

Sallust on act

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Sallust on architect

We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.

Sallust on mind

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.

Sallust on friends

Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.

Sallust on sincerity

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile;

virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.

Sallust on virtue

No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.

Sallust on suffers

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

Sallust on advice

Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.

Sallust on things

Most honorable are services rendered to the State;

even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised.

Sallust on despised

About Sallust

Name Sallust
Quotes 20 quotes
Nationality Roman
Profession Historian
Birthday October 16
About Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-34), better known as 'Sallust' was a Roman politician and historian who supported Julius Caesar's Populares party.His historical works included romanticized views of events, which served as polemics against his moral opponents, including Cicero. It was a style which set him apart from the dry historians who proceeded him.
Top topics friendship, anger, live, fortune, decay

Before you act consider when you have considered, tis fully time to act.

Sallust on act

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

Sallust on anger

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.

Sallust on ancestors

In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art.

Sallust on acquires

He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.

Sallust on credit

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.

Sallust on deeds

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.

Sallust on change

By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.

Sallust on unity