The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Quote by Tacitus
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Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
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All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
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To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
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No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
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