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
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.