When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Quote by Tacitus
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
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...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
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.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...