He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again.
Quote by Tacitus
A bad peace is even worse than war.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...