Quotes by Sallust

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
– Sallust
Before you act consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
– Sallust
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
– Sallust
Few men desire liberty: The majority are satisfied with a just master.
– Sallust
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
– Sallust
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
– Sallust
The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals.
– Sallust
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
– Sallust
To someone seeking power, the poorest man is the most useful.
– Sallust
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
– Sallust
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
– Sallust
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
– Sallust
To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship.
– Sallust
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
– Sallust
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
– 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
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
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
– Sallust