Cornelius Tacitus Quotes

Cornelius Tacitus

Roman historian & politician (55 AD - 117 AD)

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It is the rare fortuene of these days that one may think what one likes and say what one thinks.

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In stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men can do the most, but peace and quiet cannot be established without virtue.

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It is found by experience that admirable laws and right precedents among the good have their origin in the misdeeds of others.

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Keen at the start, but careless at the end.

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No hatred is so bitter as that of near relations.

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That cannot be safe which is not honourable.

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There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.

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I am my nearest neighbour.

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