Tacitus Quotes

Tacitus Quotes: The grove is the centre of their whole religion. It is regarded as the cradle of the race and the dwelling-place of the supreme god to whom all things are subject and obedient.
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Tacitus Quote: Posterity gives every man his true value.
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Quotes about Tacitus: Every great example of punishment has in it some injustice, but the suffering individual is compensated by the public good.
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Quote about Tacitus: To rob, to ravage, to murder, in their imposing language, are the arts of civil policy. When they have made the world a solitude, they call it peace.[Lat., Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium, atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.]
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Tacitus Sayings: Viewed from a distance, everything is beautiful.
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Tacitus Saying: This I regard as history's highest function, to let no worthy action be uncommemorated, and to hold out the reprobation of posterity as a terror to evil words and deeds.
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Sayings about Tacitus: Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
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Saying about Tacitus: Posterity gives to every man his true honor.[Lat., Suum cuique decus posteritas rependet.]
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Tacitus Quotes: The solitude lends much appeal, because a sea without a harbour surrounds it. Even a modest boat can find few anchorage, and nobody can go ashore unnoticed by the guards. Its winter is mild because it is enclosed by a range of mountains which keeps out the fierce temperature; its summer is unequal. The open sea is very pleasant and it has a view of a beautiful bay.
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Tacitus Quote: All those things that are now field to be of the greatest antiquity were at one time new; what we to-day hold up by example will rank hereafter as precedent.
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Quotes about Tacitus: Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
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Quote about Tacitus: To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
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Tacitus Sayings: Nature gives liberty even to dumb animals.
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Tacitus Saying: Following Emporer Nero's command,
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Sayings about Tacitus: Augustus gradually increased his powers, taking over those of the senate, the executives and the laws. The aristocracy received wealth and position in proportion to their willingness to accept slavery. The state had been transformed, and the old Roman character gone for ever. Equality among citizens was completely abandoned. All now waited on the imperial command.
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Saying about Tacitus: Modern houses are so small we've had to train our dog to wag its tail up and down and not sideways.
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Tacitus Quotes: More faults are often committed while we are trying to oblige than while we are giving offense.
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Tacitus Quote: Nothing mortal is so unstable and subject to change as power which has no foundation.
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