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Maxioms by Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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Custom adapts itself to expediency

Custom adapts itself to expediency

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Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor read more

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.

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The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.

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Rumor is not always wrong

Rumor is not always wrong

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

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

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