A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Quote by Tacitus
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
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.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
A bad peace is even worse than war.