Sallust Quotes

Most popular Sallust Quotes

In truth, prosperity tries the souls even of the wise.
— Sallust

wealth

The splendid achievements of the intellect, like the soul, are everlasting.
— Sallust
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.

passion

The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.

excellence

It is always easy to begin a war, but very difficult to stop one, since its beginning and end are not under the control of the same man.
— Sallust

war