It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Quote by Tacitus
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
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...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
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.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.