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.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.