(59 B. C.-17 A. D.), Roman historian
Envy has no other quality but that of detracting from virtue.
When Tarquin the Proud was asked what was the best mode of governing a conquered city, he replied only by beating down with his staff all the tallest poppies in his garden.
Toil and pleasure, in their nature opposites, are yet linked together in a kind of necessary connection.
Avarice and luxury, those pests which have ever been the ruin of every great state.
In adversity assume the countenance of prosperity, and in prosperity moderate the temper and desires.
A person under the firm persuasion that he can command resources virtually has them.
Be assured that when once a woman begins to be ashamed of what she ought not to be ashamed of, she will not be ashamed of what she ought.
No wickedness proceeds on any grounds of reason.