Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Quote by Tacitus
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.