The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Quote by Tacitus
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
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...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
A bad peace is even worse than war.