In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Quote by Tacitus
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The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
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Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
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To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
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