Publius Cornelius Tacitus Quotes

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Forbidden things have a secret charm

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Forbidden things have a secret charm.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Things forbidden have a secret charm.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Rumor is not always wrong.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The lust for power, for dominating others, inflames the heart more than any other passion.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

One who is allowed to sin, sins less

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Custom adapts itself to expediency.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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

Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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