Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Quote by Tacitus
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.