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
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.