Tacitus (55-120) quotes


  • A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
  • Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
  • He that fights and runs away, may turn and fight another day; but he that is in battle slain, will never rise to fight again.
  • Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
  • No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
  • To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.

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