When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Quote by Tacitus
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
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.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.