Livy (59 BCE-17 CE)

“Civil war is hardly a good weapon for repelling an invader; and were we to be faced with both at once, God himself would hardly be able to avert our total destruction. Why cannot each party yield a point and agree upon a compromise.”

  • The History of Rome (Book 4, approximately section 43) by Livy, translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt. New York: Penguin Classics, 2002.

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