To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Quote by Tacitus
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...