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
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A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.