Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Quote by Tacitus
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
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.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.