We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
Quote by Tacitus
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
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.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
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...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.