When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Quote by Tacitus
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The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
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Things forbidden have a secret charm.
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Custom adapts itself to expediency.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
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In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.