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
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.