Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Quote by Tacitus
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
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.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
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.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
A bad peace is even worse than war.