All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end.
Quote by Tacitus
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
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.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
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.