Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Quote by Tacitus
A bad peace is even worse than war.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.