Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Quote by Tacitus
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
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,...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
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.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...