The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)
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Whatever is unknown is magnified.
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The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.
Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured. -Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem læseris
Source: Agricola, 42. 4.
When they make a desolation they call it peace. -Ubi solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant
Source: Agricola, 30
You might believe a good man easily, a great man with pleasure. -Bonum virum facile crederes, magnum libenter
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
Annales, said of Galba: By general consent, he would have been capable of ruling, had he not ruled. -Omnium consensu capax imperii nisi imperasset
Source: Agricola, c. 32. 31.
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