Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
Quote by Tacitus
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...