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 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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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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