Top 10 Sallust Quotes

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:

I.

Each man is the architect of his own fate.

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II.

Harmony makes things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.

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III.

We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.

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IV.

It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.

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V.

The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.

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VI.

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.

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VII.

It is always easy to begin a war, but very difficult to stop one.

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VIII.

The glory of wealth and of beauty is fleeting and frail; virtue is illustrious and everlasting.

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IX.

Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.

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X.

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.

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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.

What are some of your favorite Sallust quotes?

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