Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Quote by Tacitus
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
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.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.