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.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
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...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...