The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Quote by Tacitus
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
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.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.