Tacitus Quotes & Sayings

37 most famous Tacitus quotes and sayings (historian). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Tacitus Quotes
“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”
Tacitus Quotes
“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”
Tacitus Quotes
“He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again.”
Tacitus Quotes
“A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.”
Tacitus Quotes
“In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.”
Tacitus Quotes
“Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.”
Tacitus Quotes
“To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.”
Tacitus Quotes
“Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.”
Tacitus Quotes
“Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.”
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“Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.”

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