Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Quote by Tacitus
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
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.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.