Best Quotes by Sallust (Top 10)

  1. Harmony makes small things grow; lack of it makes great things decay.
  2. Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
  3. They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
  4. All persons who are enthusiastic that they should transcend the other animals ought to strive with the utmost effort not to pass through a life of silence, like cattle, which nature has fashioned to be prone and obedient to their stomachs.
  5. No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.
  6. He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
  7. All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
  8. Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
  9. It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
  10. A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.

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