He had talents equal to business, and aspired no higher
Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted...
It is easier for a republican form of government to be applauded than realized.
The principle office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from...
The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms, armies cannot be maintained without pay,...
Forbidden things have a secret charm
Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil,...
We are corrupted by prosperity
Rumor is not always wrong
Reason and calm judgment: the qualities especially belonging to a leader.
When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad
More faults are often committed while we are trying to oblige than while we are...
Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
The gods are on the side of the stronger
There will be vice as long as there are men
It is easier for a republican form of government to be applauded than realized
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, lead to ruin
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect...
A lot of my humor does come from anger. It's like, you're not gonna pull...
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one
Anger is not bad. Anger can be a very positive thing, the thing that moves...
There is nothing to fear but fear itself.
In relations between the rich and the strong, between the rich and the poor, between...
Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel...
The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth....
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least...