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tacitus Quotes

Tacitus Quotes



    • Idque apud imperitos humanitas vocabatur, cum pars servitutis esset.
    • Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.
    • Et maiores vestros et posteros cogitate.
    • Tu vero felix, Agricola, non vitae tantum claritate, sed etiam opportunitate mortis.
    • Quanquam severa illic matrimonia
    • ...good habits are here more effectual than good laws elsewhere. (translation)
    • It is the rare fortune of these days that one may think what one likes and say what one thinks.
    • Once killing starts, it is difficult to draw the line.
    • The desire for glory clings even to the best men longer than any other passion.
    • Deos fortioribus adesse.
    • The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.
    • He had talents equal to business, and aspired no higher.
    • What is today supported by precedents will hereafter become a precedent.
    • So true is it that all transactions of preeminent importance are wrapt in doubt and obscurity; while some hold for certain facts the most precarious hearsays, others turn facts into falsehood; and both are exaggerated by posterity.
    • Abuse, if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated you will be thought to have deserved it.
    • Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals.
    • Great empires are not maintained by timidity.
    • The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
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