Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Quote by Tacitus
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
A bad peace is even worse than war.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
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...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...