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
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...