When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Quote by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...