To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Quote by Tacitus
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
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.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...