Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Quote by Tacitus
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
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.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.