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
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
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.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.