When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Quote by Tacitus
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
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.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.