Quotes by Tacitus
The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.