Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Quote by Tacitus
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
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.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.