Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Quote by Tacitus
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...