Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Quote by Tacitus
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
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...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
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.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.