Quotations From TITUS LIVIUS (LIVY)


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  • Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, Praefatio, 4.
  • Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally suppressed.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXII, 39.

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  • The most honorable, as well as the safest course, is to rely entirely upon
    valour.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIV, 14.
  • The name of freedom regained is sweet to hear.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXIV, 21.

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  • Fame opportunely despised often comes back redoubled.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, II, 47.

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  • Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, V, 4.

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  • A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XLIV, 15.
  • Resistance to criminal rashness comes better late than never.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, IV, 3.
  • There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIV, 4.

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  • He was always before men's eyes; a course of action which, by increasing our familiarity with great men, diminishes our respect for them.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXV, 10.

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