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
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.