Publius Cornelius Tacitus Quotes

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

One who is allowed to sin, sins less.

A bad peace is even worse than war.

They (the Romans) make a desert, and they call it peace.

They made a wasteland and called it peace.

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

It is human nature to hate those whom you have injured.

The unknown always seems sublime.

It is human nature to hate whom you have injured.

This I hold to be the chief office of history, to rescue virtuous actions from the oblivion to which a want of records would consign them, and that men should feel a dread of being considered infamous in the opinions of posterity, from their depraved expressions and base actions.