76 Total Quotes

Publius Tacitus Quotes

Reason and calm judgment: the qualities especially belonging to a leader.
Publius Tacitus
#Judgment

All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Publius Tacitus
#Roman Historian

In seasons of tumult and discord bad men have the most power; mental and moral excellence require peace and quietness.
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#Excellence

So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants
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#Ancestors

Posterity gives every man his true value.
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#Man

The hatred of those who are near to us is the most violent
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#Hate

Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions
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#Justice

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so.
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#Opinions

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
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#Anger #Roman Historian

Necessity reforms the poor, and satiety the rich
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#Necessity

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.
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#Roman Historian #Best Friends

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.
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#Courage #Despair

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
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#Roman Historian #Delay

They make a wilderness and call it peace.
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#Peace

It is of eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it, and motion to excite it; and it brightens as it burns
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#Eloquence

When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
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#Roman Historian

Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.
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#Roman Historian

No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
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#Ability #Roman Historian

Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader.
Publius Tacitus
#Prudence

All bodies are slow in growth but rapid in decay.
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#Health #Growth

Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
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#Roman Historian

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
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#Adversity #Roman Historian

If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
Publius Tacitus
#Courage