To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.
Quote by Tacitus
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Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
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A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...