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The Most Popular Tacitus Quotes of All Time

Most Popular Tacitus Quotes,

Most Popular Tacitus Quotes

Tacitus is a famous Roman historian and Tacitus is one of the most quoted Roman authors. His works have influenced the formation of Western philosophy and literature. (Visit Amazon to Buy Books about Tacitus).

Tacitus’s writings are known for their depth, insight, vivid portrayal, and his use of historical sources. As a result, his work has been often compared to that of Plutarch’s.

Tacitus was a famous Roman historian who lived during the reign of Emperor Augustus. Some of his most famous quotes revolve around the power of rhetoric in politics and history.

Tacitus is often referred to as the father of history because he is one of the first historians to ever write in detail about these subjects.

The following are the most popular Tacitus quotes of all time. (See the search results for ‘all time’ on Rankito).

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#3 “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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#4 “In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.”

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#6 “Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.”

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#10 “To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.”

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#11 “Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so.”

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#12 “It is a weakness of your human nature to hate those whom you have wronged.”

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#14 “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”

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