A bad peace is even worse than war.
Quote by Tacitus
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...