Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Quote by Tacitus
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
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.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.