Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Quote by Tacitus
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
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...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.