Quotes by Roman Historian Tacitus

The hatred of relatives is the most violent. Tacitus

Things forbidden have a secret charm. Tacitus

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

All bodies are slow in growth but rapid in decay. Tacitus

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. Tacitus

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

Posterity gives every man his true value. Tacitus

In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous. Tacitus
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The more corrupt the state, the more laws. Tacitus
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Posterity will pay everyone their due. Tacitus

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

Greater things are believed of those who are absent. Tacitus

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

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

Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards. Tacitus

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone. Tacitus

If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger. Tacitus

All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome. Tacitus
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Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it. Tacitus

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