In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Quote by Tacitus
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.