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

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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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on christianity, day, death, dogs, and sports

Following Emporer Nero's command, "Let the Christians be exterminated!:" . . . they [the Christians] were made the subjects of sport; they were covered with the hides of wild beasts and worried to death by dogs, or nailed to crosses or set fire to, and when the day waned, burned to serve for the evening lights.

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

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on chance, cowardice, rules, and service

Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.

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

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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

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

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on anger, expectation, fear, freedom, habits, sincerity, truth, and wonder

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

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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