Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.
Quote by Tacitus
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
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.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
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.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.