Brief author info: Sallust (86-35 B.C.) Full name, Gaius Valerius Sallustius Crispus. Roman historian.
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All men who would surpass the other animals should do their best not to pass through life silently like the beasts whom nature made prone, obedient to their bellies.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
In victory even the cowardly like to boast, while in adverse times even the brave are discredited.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
The glory that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
Get good counsel before you begin; and when you have decided, act promptly.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
The glory of wealth and of beauty is fleeting and frail; virtue is illustrious and everlasting.
It is always easy to begin a war, but very difficult to stop one.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.