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
There will be vice as long as there are men
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, lead to ruin
Forbidden things have a secret charm
Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil,...
When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad
One who is allowed to sin, sins less
Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect...
It is easier for a republican form of government to be applauded than realized
Custom adapts itself to expediency
The principle office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from...
It is only necessary to make war with five things: with the maladies of the...
He had talents equal to business, and aspired no higher
We are corrupted by prosperity
Reason and calm judgment: the qualities especially belonging to a leader.
The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms, armies cannot be maintained without pay,...
Rumor is not always wrong
Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all...
Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.
Rumor is a tumor to plague the healthy growth of the body of the civilized...