Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.
Quote by Tacitus
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
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.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.