Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Quote by Tacitus
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...