Aphorisms by author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Respect is greater at a distance.
By theme : Society
Prosperity is the touchstone of virtue; for it is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
By theme : Morality
We find greater violence and more perseverance among the wretched.
By theme : Society
What is unbecoming is unsafe.
By theme : Wisdom
Such was the happiness of the times that you might think as you chose and speak as you thought.
By theme : Liberty Society
It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
The gods are on the side of the stronger.
By theme : Life Society
Even war is better than a wretched peace.
By theme : Philosophy War
Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
The hatred of relatives is the most violent.
By theme : Hatred Relations
There will be vice as long as there are men.
By theme : Men Vice
An eminent reputation is as dangerous as a bad one.
By theme : Relations Society
The hatred of those who are near to us is most violent.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Relations
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
By theme : Psychology
The hope of becoming rich is one of the most widespread causes of poverty.
By theme : Society Wealth
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
By theme : State
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