A bad peace is even worse than war.
Quote by Tacitus
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...