We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
Quote by Tacitus
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.