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
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
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...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.