Frases de Salustio
Fecha de nacimiento: 86 a.C.
Fecha de muerte: 34 a.C.
Cayo Salustio Crispo fue un historiador romano.
Por su obra es considerado como uno de los más importantes historiadores latinos del siglo I a. C. y de toda la latinidad.
Context: 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. As quoted in The Cyclopaedia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin (1894) edited by J. K. Hoyt and Anna L. Ward, p. 508
„And, indeed, if the intellectual ability of kings and magistrates were exerted to the same degree in peace as in war, human affairs would be more orderly and settled, and you would not see governments shifted from hand to hand, and things universally changed and confused. For dominion is easily secured by those qualities by which it was at first obtained. But when sloth has introduced itself in the place of industry, and covetousness and pride in that of moderation and equity, the fortune of a state is altered together with its morals; and thus authority is always transferred from the less to the more deserving.“
Chapter II, sections 3-6; translation by Rev. John Selby Watson
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