When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Quote by Tacitus
A bad peace is even worse than war.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
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He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that...
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing...
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
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.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.