When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Quote by Tacitus
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the...
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear...
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
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.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.