The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Quote by Tacitus
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
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,...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.