When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Quote by Tacitus
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
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.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.