Livy Quotes

Men are slower to recognise blessings than misfortunes. Livy

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. Livy

Men are only too clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others. Livy

He will have true glory who despises it. Livy

The state is suffering from two opposite vices, avarice and luxury; two plagues which, in the past, have been the ruin of every great empire. Livy

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

No one wants to be excelled by his relatives. Livy

Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness. Livy

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. Livy

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

Fame opportunely despised often comes back redoubled. Livy

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

Passions are generally roused from great conflict. Livy