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TITUS LIVY
Roman historian
(59 BC - 17 AD)
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A person under the firm persuasion that he can command resources virtually has them.
      - [Self-reliance]

Avarice and luxury, those pests which have ever been the ruin of every great state.
      - [Luxury]

Bad beginnings, bad endings.
      - [Proverbs]

By flying, men often rush into the midst of calamities.
      - [Proverbs]

Envy is blind, and has no other quality but that of detracting from virtue.
      - [Envy]

Envy is blind, and is only clever in depreciating the virtues of others.
      - [Proverbs]

False shame only is harmful.
      - [Shame]

Friends should be judged by their acts, not their words.
      - [Proverbs]

Great contests generally excite great animosities.
      - [Contention]

In general, treachery, though at first sufficiently cautious, yet in the end betrays itself.
      - [Treachery]

My sun has not yet set for ever.
      - [Proverbs]

No wickedness has any ground of reason.
      - [Wickedness]

Nothing moves more quickly than scandal.
      - [Proverbs]

Nothing stings us so bitterly as the loss of money.
      - [Money : Proverbs]

Once let good faith be abandoned, and all social existence would perish.
      - [Proverbs]

Prosperity engenders sloth.
      - [Sloth]

That business does not prosper which you transact with the eyes of others.
      - [Proverbs]

The least reliance can be placed be placed even on the most exalted fortune.
      - [Fortune]

Toil and pleasure, in their natures opposite, are yet linked together in a kind of necessary connection.
      - [Toil]

When Tarquin the Proud was asked what was the best mode of governing a conquered city, he replied only by beating down with his staff all the tallest poppies in his garden.
      - [Government]

Wit is the flower of the imagination.
      - [Wit]

Better late than never.
  [Lat., Potius sero quam nunquam.]
      - IV, II, 11 [Proverbs : Time]

Evil is fittest to consort with evil.
  [Lat., Fere fit malum malo aptissimum.]
      - Annales (I, 46) [Evil]

Present sufferings seem far greater to men than those they merely dread.
  [Lat., Graviora quae patiantur videntur jam hominibus quam quae metuant.]
      - Annales (III, 39) [Suffering]

The injury done to character is greater than can be estimated.
  [Lat., Famae ac fidei damna majora sunt quam quae aestimari possunt.]
      - Annales (III, 72) [Character]


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