A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Quote by Tacitus
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...