Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Quote by Tacitus
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
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...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...