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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1869
AUTHOR: Saint Augustine (354–430)
QUOTATION: The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.
ATTRIBUTION: ST. AUGUSTINE, The City of God, book 3, chapter 19.—The Works of Aurelius Augustine, ed. Marcus Dods, vol. 1, pp. 119–20 (1871). De Civitate Dei was written 413–426.