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
„Ambition prompted many to become deceitful; to keep one thing concealed in the breast, and another ready on the tongue; to estimate friendships and enmities, not by their worth, but according to interest; and to carry rather a specious countenance than an honest heart.“
Chapter X, section 5 Variant translation: It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.