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
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
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.
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.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.