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Sallust – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Sallust

 

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


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

– Sallust


The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.

– Sallust


The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.

– Sallust


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

– Sallust


A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.

– Sallust


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

– Sallust


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


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

– Sallust


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.

– Sallust