He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
More Quotes from Sallust:By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural.
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