It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Quote by Tacitus
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.