Titus Livius Quotes

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, VIII, 31.
Men are only too clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 25.
Nature has ordained that the man who is pleading his own cause before a large audience, will be more readily listened to than he who has no object in view other than the public benefit.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, III, 68.
There is always more spirit in attack than in defense.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 44.
I approach these questions unwillingly, as it wounds, but no cure can be effected without touching upon and handling them.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 27.
Good fortune and a good disposition are rarely given to the same man.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 42.
Law is a thing which is insensible, and inexorable, more beneficial and more profitious to the weak than to the strong; it admits of no mitigation nor pardon, once you have overstepped its limits.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, II, 3.
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.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIV, 4.
It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXIV, 22.
Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.
Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, IV, 57.