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Roman historian
(59 BC - 17 AD)
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Necessity is the last and strongest weapon.
  [Lat., Necessitas ultimum et maximum telum est.]
      - Annales (IV, 28) [Necessity]

Adversity reminds men of religion.
  [Lat., Adverse res admonent religionum.]
      - Annales (V, 51) [Adversity]

A woman's mind is affected by the meanest gifts.
  [Lat., Parvis mobilis rebus animus muliebris.]
      - Annales (VI, 34) [Gifts]

Envy, like fire, soars upward.
  [Lat., Invidiam, tamquam ignem, summa petere.]
      - Annales (VIII, 31) [Envy]

Treachery, though at first very cautious, in the end betrays itself.
  [Lat., Ipsa se fraus, etiamsi initio cautior fuerit, detegit.]
      - Annales (XLIV, 15) [Treachery]

Experience is the teacher of fools.
  [Lat., Stultorum eventus magister est.]
      - Annales (XXII, 39) [Experience]

It is said that truth is often eclipsed but never extinguished.
  [Lat., Veritatem laborare nimis saepe, aiunt, extingui nunquam.]
      - Annales (XXII, 39) [Truth]

Men's plans should be regulated by the circumstances, not circumstances by the plans.
  [Lat., Consilia res magis dant hominibus quam homines rebus.]
      - Annales (XXII, 39) [Circumstance]

The best known evil is the most tolerable.
  [Lat., Notissimum quodque malum maxime tolerabile.]
      - Annales (XXIII, 3) [Evil]

It is easy at any moment to resign the possession of a great fortune; to acquire it is difficult and arduous.
  [Lat., Facile est momento quo quis velit, cedere possessione magnae fortunae; facere et parare eam, difficile atque arduum est.]
      - Annales (XXIV, 22) [Wealth]

In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.
      - Annales (XXV, 38) [Advice]

A foolish superstition introduces the influences of the gods even in the smallest matters.
  [Lat., Minimis etiam rebus prava religio inserit deos.]
      - Annales (XXVII, 23) [Superstition]

Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.
  [Lat., Ex parvis saepe magnarum momenta rerum pendent.]
      - Annales (XXVII, 9) [Trifles]

The fidelity of barbarians depends on fortune.
  [Lat., Barbaris ex fortuna pendet fides.]
      - Annales (XXVIII, 17) [Fortune]

Men's minds are too ingenious in palliating guilt in themselves.
  [Lat., Ingenia humana sunt ad suam cuique levandam culpam nimio plus facunda.]
      - Annales (XXVIII, 25) [Guilt]

Rashness is not always fortunate.
  [Lat., Non semper temeritas est felix.]
      - Annales (XXVIII, 42) [Fortune]

Apprehensions are greater in proportion as things are unknown.
  [Lat., Major ignotarum rerum est terror.]
      - Annales (XXVIII, 44) [Fear]

Men have less lively perception of good than of evil.
  [Lat., Segnius homines bona quam mala sentiunt.]
      - Annales (XXX, 21) [Goodness]

He whom fortune has never deceived, rarely considers the uncertainty of human events.
  [Lat., Non temere incerta casuum reputat, quem fortuna numquam decepit.]
      - Annales (XXX, 30) [Fortune]

Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time.
  [Lat., Raro simul hominibus bonam fortunam bonamque mentem dari.]
      - Annales (XXX, 42) [Fortune]

Nothing stings more deeply then the loss of money.
  [Lat., Nec quicquam acrius quam pecuniae damnum stimulat.]
      - Annales (XXX, 44) [Money]

What is honorable is also safest.
  [Lat., Quod pulcherrimum idem tutissimum est.]
      - Annales (XXXIV, 14) [Honor]

As soon as she (woman) begins to be ashamed of what she ought not, she will not be ashamed of what she ought.
  [Lat., Nae simul pudere quod non oportet coeperit; quod oportet non pudebit.]
      - Annales (XXXIV, 4) [Shame : Women]

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.
  [Lat., Hominem improbum non accusari tutius est quam absolvi.]
      - Annales (XXXIV, 4) [Law]

The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.
  [Lat., Pessimus quidem pudor vel est parsimoniae vel frugalitatis.]
      - Annales (XXXIV, 4) [Shame]

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