Quotation by Sallust:
Were the same intenseness of effort displayed in the interests of virtue, as we see continually lavished away upon objects, in themselves vain and useless, prosecuted with assiduity, and even in contempt of danger; chance, instead of a capricious tyrant, would be rather an obedient auxiliary, in the journey of life. Mortal, in regard to our existence, we ever must remain; but exertions such as this would obtain a glory which could never die."
86-34 (Age at death: 52 approx.)
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