To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.
Quote by Tacitus
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
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...
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A...
The horror no less than the charm of real life consists precisely in the recurrent...
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or...