A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Quote by Tacitus
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
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.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.