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Tacitus Quotes
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Tacitus

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Tacitus

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Tacitus

Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
Tacitus

All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end.
Tacitus

All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Tacitus

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.
Tacitus

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Tacitus

Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Tacitus

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Tacitus

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Tacitus

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.
Tacitus

In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Tacitus

It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Tacitus

It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Tacitus

It is only necessary to make war with five things: with the maladies of the body, with the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city, with the discords of families.
Tacitus

Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.
Tacitus

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
Tacitus

No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
Tacitus

Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus

Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
Tacitus

Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Tacitus

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Tacitus

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Tacitus

The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws.
Tacitus

The Romans brought devestation, but they called it peace.
Tacitus

Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Tacitus

Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
Tacitus

To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it."
Tacitus

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
Tacitus

Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Tacitus

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
Tacitus

When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Tacitus

When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Tacitus

When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Tacitus

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Date of Birth:
0000-00-00
Year of Death:
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