Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Quote by Tacitus
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...