A bad peace is even worse than war.
Quote by Tacitus
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
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...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.