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Quotations From TITUS LIVIUS (LIVY)

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  • 1.
    It is better that a guilty man should not be brought to trial than that he should be acquitted.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIV, 4.
  • 2.
    They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, X, 28.

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  • 3.
    The populace is like the sea, motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 27.

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  • 4.
    Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, V, 37.
  • 5.
    Temerity is not always successful.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 42.
  • 6.
    He would not anticipate those counsels which are rather bestowed by circumstances on men, than by men on circumstances.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXII, 38.
  • 7.
    They lived under a just and moderate government, and they admitted that one bond of their fidelity was that their rulers were the better men.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXII, 83.
  • 8.
    The result showed that fortune helps the brave.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, VIII, 29.
  • 9.
    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.
  • 10.
    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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