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Tacitus – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Tacitus

 

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.

– Tacitus


Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

– Tacitus


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.

– Tacitus


The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.

– Tacitus


A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

– Tacitus


A bad peace is even worse than war.

– Tacitus


To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.

– Tacitus


Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay falsehood by haste and uncertainty.

– Tacitus