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Titus Livius
59 BC - 17
Nationality: Roman
Category: Historian
Subcategory: Roman Historian

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.


We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them.


Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.


They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women.


Woe to the conquered.


It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.


Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.


No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one: we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority.


A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.


There are laws for peace as well as war.


Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally suppressed.


Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.


Resistance to criminal rashness comes better late than never.


There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.


He will have true glory who despises it.


Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and minimized their own.


The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.


No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds.


Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.


There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.


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