Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.
Quote by Tacitus
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...
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...