A bad peace is even worse than war.
Quote by Tacitus
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.