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 men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...