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TITUS LIVY
Roman historian
(59 BC - 17 AD)
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Hasty and adventurous schemes are at first view flattering, in execution difficult, and in the issue disastrous.
  [Lat., Consilia callida et audacia prima specie laeta, tractatu dura, eventu tristia sunt.]
      - Annales (XXXV, 32) [Business]

No man likes to be surpassed by those of this own level.
  [Lat., A proximis quisque minime anteire vult.]
      - Annales (XXXVIII, 49) [Envy]

To those to whom war is necessary it is just; and a resort to arms is righteous in those to whom no means of assistance remain except by arms.
  [Lat., Justum est bellum, quibus necessarium; et pia arma, quibus nulla nisi in armis relinquitur opes.]
      - History (bk. IX, 1) [War]

You need only a show of war to have peace.
  [Lat., Ostendite modo bellum, pacem habebitis.]
      - History (VI, 18, 7) [War]

The flower of the young men (the flower of youth.)
  [Lat., Flos juvenum (Flos juventutis).]
      - VIII, 8; XXXVII, 12 [Youth]


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