Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Quote by Tacitus
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
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.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.