Sallust(c. 86 – c. 35 BC), born Gaius Sallustius Crispus, was a Roman statesman, and earliest known Roman historian. His most famous works include The Conspiracy of Catiline and War against Jugurtha.
Here are Sallust’s top ten greatest quotes:
Each man is the architect of his own fate.
Harmony makes things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
It is always easy to begin a war, but very difficult to stop one.
The glory of wealth and of beauty is fleeting and frail; virtue is illustrious and everlasting.
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
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.
Thank you Sallust!
Interesting Sallust Facts:
- He was friends with Julius Caesar.
- He was the first governor of Numidia.
- His works show bias and inaccuracies in history.
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