The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Quote by Tacitus
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.