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.