Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Quote by Tacitus
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.