Best Quotes by Tacitus (Top 10)

  1. The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
  2. Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure
  3. If you would know who controls you see who you may not criticise.
  4. When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
  5. A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
  6. It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
  7. To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.
  8. Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
  9. A bad peace is worse than war.
  10. Greater things are believed of those who are absent.

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