Publius Cornelius Tacitus

c.55 - c.120 AD

A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Whatever is unknown is magnified.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on boldness, bravery, despair, fear, fortune, persistence, and timidity

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on animals, liberty, and nature

Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on nature

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It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured. -Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem læseris

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

Source: Agricola, 42. 4.

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on peace

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When they make a desolation they call it peace. -Ubi solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

Source: Agricola, 30

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on belief, good, and pleasure

You might believe a good man easily, a great man with pleasure. -Bonum virum facile crederes, magnum libenter

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

Source: Agricola

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on absence and belief

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on danger

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If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Annales, said of Galba: By general consent, he would have been capable of ruling, had he not ruled. -Omnium consensu capax imperii nisi imperasset

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

Source: Agricola, c. 32. 31.

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