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Tacitus

Top 10 Tacitus Quotes,  Roman
Total Quotes : 26
Die Abuse Slight

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

- Tacitus

Truth Perfect Apt

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

Away May Fights

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

Initiative More Committed

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

Things Absent Believed

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.

- Tacitus

Generosity Unless Due

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

- Tacitus

Rome Flock Things

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

- Tacitus

Laws Very Numerous

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

- Tacitus

Truth Truth Is Delay

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

- Tacitus

Safety Desire Stands

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

- Tacitus

Revenge Always Found

It is always easier to requite an injury than a service: gratitude is a burden, but revenge is found to pay.

- Tacitus

Peace Bad Even Worse

A bad peace is even worse than war.

- Tacitus

Nature Desire Oppression

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

- Tacitus

Charm Things Forbidden

Things forbidden have a secret charm.

- Tacitus

Corrupt Laws Numerous

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

- Tacitus

Good Always Old Things

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

- Tacitus

Chance Hands Fall

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

- Tacitus

Never Doubted Been

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

- Tacitus

Corrupt Laws Most

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

- Tacitus

Misfortunes Remain Than

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

- Tacitus