Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Quote by Tacitus
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
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...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.