Who the hell is Titus Livius?

Titus Livius Patavinus was a Roman historian from the first century BC.

Books by Titus Livius

Quotes by Titus Livius

“A gentleman is mindful no less of the freedom of others than of his own dignity.”

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“A person under the firm persuasion that he can command resources virtually has them.”

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“An honor prudently declined often returns with increased luster.”

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“Avarice and luxury, those evils which have been the ruin of every great state.”

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“Bad beginnings, bad endings.”

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“Better late than never.”

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“Friends should be judged by their acts, not their words.”

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“Greater is our fear of the unknown.”

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“He is truly a man who will not permit himself to be unduly elated when fortune's breeze is favorable, or cast down when it is adverse.”

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“In adversity assume the countenance of prosperity, and in prosperity moderate the temper and desires.”

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“In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.”

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“It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.”

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“Men are slower to recognize blessings than evils.”

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“Never is work without reward, or reward without work.”

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“No one wants to be excelled by his relatives.”

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“Nothing hurts worse than the loss of money.”

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“Prosperity engenders sloth.”

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“Such is the nature of crowds: either they are humble and servile or arrogant and dominating. They are incapable of making moderate use of freedom, which is the middle course, or of keeping it.”

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“The mind sins, not the body; if there is no intention, there is no blame.”

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“The result showed that fortune helps the brave.”

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“The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things rotten through and through, to avoid.”

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“There is always more spirit in attack than in defense.”

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“There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.”

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“There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed.”

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“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.”

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“This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.”

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“We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.”

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“We survive on adversity and perish in ease and comfort.”

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