Publius Tacitus Quotes


27 Publius Tacitus quotes:



"Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes Roman Historian Quotes
"No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Ability Quotes Roman Historian Quotes
"Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes Roman Historian Quotes
"In seasons of tumult and discord bad men have the most power; mental and moral excellence require peace and quietness."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"In all things there is a law of cycles."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Law Quotes Cycles Quotes
"The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone."
"If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger."
"In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Corruption Quotes Roman Historian Quotes
"The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"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."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Best Friends Quotes Roman Historian Quotes
"Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Delay Quotes Roman Historian Quotes
"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."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Anger Quotes Roman Historian Quotes
"Forbidden things have a secret charm"
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Charming Quotes
"The illicit has an added charm"
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Charming Quotes
"The hatred of those who are near to us is the most violent"
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes
"The more corrupt the state, the more laws."
"Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so."
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions"
Author: Tacitus Quotes Category: Justice Quotes



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