Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Quote by Tacitus
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
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 human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
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.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
He had that nameless charm, with a strong magnetism, which can only be called, 'It
All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.
We are all born charming, fresh, and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are...