It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Quote by Tacitus
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
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.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.