The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.

Nam divitiarum et formae gloria fluxa atque fragilis est, virtus clara aeternaque habetur.

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Original Citation

Sallust. Bellum Catilinae [War of Catiline]. c. 43–40 BC.

Current Citation

Sallust. "The War with Catiline." The War with Catiline and The War with Jugurtha, translated by John T. Ramsey J. C. Rolfe. Harvard University Press, 2013.