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Brief author info: Tacitus (AD 56-AD 117) Roman historian.
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It is part of human nature to hate the man you have hurt.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
In private enterprises men may advance or recede, whereas they who aim at empire have no alternative between the highest success and utter downfall.
War will of itself discover and lay open the hidden and rankling wounds of the victorious party.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
More faults are often committed while we are trying to oblige than while we are giving offense.
The persecution of genius fosters its influence.
The desire of glory is the last infirmity cast off even by the wise.
Good and evil ... are not what vulgar opinion accounts them; many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
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