When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Quote by Tacitus
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
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.
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.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.