It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Quote by Tacitus
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.