Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Quote by Tacitus
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.