Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
Quote by Tacitus
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.