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
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
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.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
A bad peace is even worse than war.