We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
Quote by Tacitus
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.