Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
Quote by Tacitus
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.