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.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
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...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
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...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.