When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Quote by Tacitus
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated,...
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.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
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.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.