Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Quote by Tacitus
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.