Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Quote by Tacitus
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.