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(59BC-17AD) [Titus Livius] Roman Author, Historian

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Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.

Better late than never.

Greater is our terror of the unknown.

I approach these questions unwillingly, as they are sore subjects, but no cure can be effected without touching upon and handling them.

In desperate matters, the boldest counsels are the safest.

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

In difficult situations when hope seems feeble, the boldest plans are the safest.

In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.

Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.

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

Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.

No wickedness proceeds on any grounds of reason.

Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.

Persevere in virtue and diligence.

The best known evil is the most tolerable.

The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.

There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.

Truth is often eclipsed but never extinguished.

We can endure neither our evils nor their cures.

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.