Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Quote by Tacitus
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.