The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Quote by Tacitus
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.