Tacitus on Moderation

“Reason and riper years tempered his warmth; and from the study of wisdom, he retained what is most difficult to compass,—moderation.”

~ Tacitus

Tacitus on Indolence

“For indolence itself acquires a charm; and sloth, however odious at first, becomes at length engaging”

~ Tacitus

Tacitus on Truth

“Greater things are believed of those who are absent.”

~ Tacitus

Tacitus on Injuries

“It is a principle of nature to hate those whom you have injured.”

~ Tacitus

Tacitus on Truth

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

~ Tacitus

Tacitus on Risk

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”

~ Tacitus

Tacitus on Distance

“Viewed from a distance, everything is beautiful.”

~ Tacitus

Tacitus on Guilt

“To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.”

~ Tacitus