A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Quote by Tacitus
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...