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 things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
A bad peace is even worse than war.