Tacitus Quotes

The more numerous the laws, the more...

The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government. ...Tacitus ..Born: 56 Died: 117 Occupation: Historian
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Is โ€œA desire to resist oppression is impla...

Is โ€œA desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.โ€ from one of Tacitus's annals? If so, which one? I can't find it.
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They made a de...

They made a desert and called it peace. โ€”Tacitus
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"It belongs to human ...

"It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured." --Tacitus
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โ€œMen are more ready to repay an injur...

โ€œMen are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasureโ€ โ€• Tacitus
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I have given up newspapers in exchange for Tac...

I have given up newspapers in exchange for Tacitus and Thucydides, for Newton and Euclid, and I find myself much the happier. - Thomas Jefferson
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"The more corrupt th...

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." - Tacitus
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"I have given up newspapers in exchange for Taci...

"I have given up newspapers in exchange for Tacitus & Thucydides, for Newton & Euclid; & I find myself much the happier." โ€”Thomas Jefferson
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โ€œThe more corrupt the state, t...

โ€œThe more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.โ€ โ€• Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome
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"Step by step they were led to things which dispose to vice, the lou...

"Step by step they were led to things which dispose to vice, the lounge, the bath, the elegant banquet. All this in their ignorance they called civilisation, when it was but a part of their servitude." - Tacitus
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