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TACITUS (CAIUS CORNELIUS TACITUS)
Roman historian
(c. 55 - 117)
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The hatred of relatives is the most violent.
  [Lat., Accerima proximorum odia.]
      - Annales (IV, 70) [Hatred : Proverbs]

The powerful hold in deep remembrance an ill-timed pleasantry.
  [Lat., Facetiarum apud praepotentes in longum memoria est.]
      - Annales (V, 2) [Memory]

Neither above nor below his business.
  [Lat., Par negotiis neque supra.]
      - Annales (VI, 39) [Business]

Power is more safely retained by cautious than by severe councils.
  [Lat., Potentiam cautis quam acribus consiliis tutius haberi.]
      - Annales (XI, 29) [Power : Proverbs]

Things forbidden have a secret charm.
  [Lat., Praevalent illicita.]
      - Annales (XIII, 1) [Pleasure]

Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader.
  [Lat., Ratio et consilium, propriae ducis artes.]
      - Annales (XIII, 20) [Prudence]

Then there is the usual scene when lovers are excited with each other, quarrels, entreaties, reproaches, and then fondling reconcilement.
  [Lat., Tum, ut adsolet in amore et ira, jurgia, preces, exprobratio, satisfactio.]
      - Annales (XIII, 44) [Love]

Every great example of punishment has in it some injustice, but the suffering individual is compensated by the public good.
  [Lat., Habet aliquid ex iniquo omne magnum exemplum, quod contra singulos, utilitate publica rependitus.]
      - Annales (XIV, 44) [Punishment]

Modest fame is not to be despised by the highest characters.
  [Lat., Modestiae fama neque summis mortalibus spernenda est.]
      - Annales (XV, 2) [Fame]

Our magistrates discharge their duties best at the beginning; and fall off toward the end.
  [Lat., Initia magistratuum nostrorum meliora, ferme finis inclinat.]
      - Annales (XV, 31) [Judges : Law]

Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions.
  [Lat., Cupido dominandi cunctis affectibus flagrantior est.]
      - Annales (XV, 53) [Power]

Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
  [Lat., Etiam fortes viros subitis terreri.]
      - Annales (XV, 59) [Fear]

A bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it.
  [Lat., Aspere facetiae, ubi nimis ex vero traxere,
    Acram sui memoriam relinquunt.]
      - Annales (XV, 68) [Jesting : Satire]

Other men have acquired fame by industry, but this man by indolence.
  [Lat., Utque alios industria, ita hunc ignavia ad vamam protulat.]
      - Annales (XVI, 18) [Idleness]

Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavour.
  [Lat., Vetera semper in laude, presentia in fastidio.]
      - De Oratoribus (18) [Age]

[That form of] eloquence, the foster-child of licence, which fools call liberty.
  [Lat., Eloquentia, alumna licentiae, quam stulti libertatem vocabant.]
      - De Oratoribus (46) [Liberty]

[Eloquence] the mistress of all the arts.
  [Lat., Omnium artium domina [eloquentia].
      - De Oratoribus (XXXII) [Eloquence]

It is the eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it, motion to excite it, and it brightens as it burns.
  [Lat., Magna eloquentia, sicut flamma, materia alitur, et motibus excitatur et urendo clarescit.]
      - De Oratoribus (XXXVI) [Eloquence]

The changeful change of circumstances.
  [Lat., Varia sors rerum.]
      - Historioe (bk. II, 70) [Circumstance]

The proper qualities of a general are judgment and deliberation.
  [Lat., Ratio et consilium propriae ducis artes.]
      - Historioe (III, 20) [War]

The gods are on the side of the stronger.
  [Lat., Deos fortioribus adesse.]
      - Historioe (IV, 17) [War]


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