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
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
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...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...