Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Quote by Tacitus
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
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...
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...