It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Quote by Tacitus
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.