The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Quote by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
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.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.