Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Quote by Tacitus
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
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.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
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.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...