Livy (c. 59 BCE-17 CE)

“Peace is the desire even of men well able to conquer; what then should our own desire be? Should we not forget hope and anger, those treacherous counsellors, and entrust ourselves and all our interests to the integrity we know?”

  • The History of Rome (book 7, chapter 40) by Livy, translated by Betty Radice. New York: Penguin Classics, 1982.

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