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
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
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.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...