Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does…
Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
The hatred of those who are near to us is the most violent
He had talents equal to business, and aspired no higher
The more corrupt the state, the more laws.
It is only necessary to make war with five things: with the maladies of the...
Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil,...
There will be vice as long as there are men
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, lead to ruin
One who is allowed to sin, sins less
The gods are on the side of the stronger
Reason and calm judgment: the qualities especially belonging to a leader.
Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted...
The principle office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from...
It is easier for a republican form of government to be applauded than realized
It is easier for a republican form of government to be applauded than realized.
The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms, armies cannot be maintained without pay,...
When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad
Forbidden things have a secret charm
He had that nameless charm, with a strong magnetism, which can only be called, 'It
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or...