A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Quote by Tacitus
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...