Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Quote by Tacitus
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
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...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
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.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.