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TACITUS (CAIUS CORNELIUS TACITUS)
Roman historian
(c. 55 - 117)
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A bitter jest, when the satire comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind.
      - [Jesting : Satire]

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
      - [Oppression : Persecution]

A desire to resist persecution is implanted in the nature of man.
      - [Oppression : Persecution]

A man in power, once becoming obnoxious, his acts, good or bad, will work out his ruin.
      - [Proverbs]

A woman once fallen will shrink from no impropriety.
      - [Proverbs]

Adversity deprives us of our judgment.
      - [Proverbs]

All those things that are now field to be of the greatest antiquity were at one time new; what we to-day hold up by example will rank hereafter as precedent.
      - [Antiquity]

An eminent reputation is as dangerous as a bad one.
      - [Reputation]

Bottling up his malice to be suppressed and brought out with increased violence.
      - [Proverbs]

By punishing men of talent we confirm their authority.
      - [Proverbs]

Common report is not always wrong.
      - [Proverbs]

Conspicuous by his absence.
      - [Absence]

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.
      - [Crime]

Crimes succeed by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.
      - [Despatch]

Falsehood avails itself of haste and uncertainty.
      - [Falsehood]

Fighting without concert, they suffer universal defeat.
      - [Proverbs]

Flattery labors under the odious charge of servility.
      - [Flattery]

It is a part of the nature of man to resist compulsion.
      - [Proverbs]

It is common, to esteem most what is most unknown.
      - [Appreciation]

It is not becoming to grieve immoderately for the dead.
      - [Proverbs]

It is of eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it motion to excite it, and it brightens as it burns.
      - [Eloquence]

It is the nature of the human disposition to hate him whom you have injured.
      - [Hate]

Kindness, so far as we can return it, is agreeable.
      - [Proverbs]

Nature gives liberty even to dumb animals.
      - [Liberty]

Necessity reforms the poor, and satiety reforms the rich.
      - [Reformation]


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