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  • G. C. Lichtenberg
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    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
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    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
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    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    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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    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Custom adapts itself to expediency.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Forbidden things have a secret charm.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
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    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    In all things there is a law of cycles.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    It is a weakness of your human nature to hate those whom you have wronged.
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    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
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