It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Quote by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.