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
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Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
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Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.