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"Reason and calm judgment: the qualities especially belonging to a leader." Publius Tacitus
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"Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty." Publius Tacitus
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Delay    Roman Historian   

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"The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms, armies cannot be maintained without pay, nor can the pay be produced without taxes" Publius Tacitus
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"He had talents equal to business, and aspired no higher" Publius Tacitus
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"Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so." Publius Tacitus
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"The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone." Publius Tacitus
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"It is of eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it, and motion to excite it; and it brightens as it burns" Publius Tacitus
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"Custom adapts itself to expediency" Publius Tacitus
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"Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions" Publius Tacitus
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"Necessity reforms the poor, and satiety the rich" Publius Tacitus
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Necessity   

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"The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise." Publius Tacitus
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"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." Publius Tacitus
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Best Friends    Roman Historian   

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"When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied." Publius Tacitus
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"A bad peace is even worse than war." Publius Tacitus
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"The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws." Tacitus Tacitus
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"All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome." Publius Tacitus
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"Posterity gives every man his true value." Publius Tacitus
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"They make a wilderness and call it peace." Publius Tacitus
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"This I hold to be the chief office of history, to rescue virtuous actions from the oblivion to which a want of records would consign them, and that men should feel a dread of being considered infamous in the opinions of posterity, from their depraved" Publius Tacitus
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"Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards." Publius Tacitus
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"No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor." Publius Tacitus
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