To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.
Quote by Tacitus
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life...
A really plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm