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Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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Biography - Publius Cornelius Tacitus:

Roman senator and historian.
Born: 58 - Died: 120
Period:
2nd century
1st century
Place of birth: France
France

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.




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Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
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Have courage to use your own reason!
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.
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Quotes for: judgement


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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
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Haste in judgement is to look for guilt.
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A judgment can be refuted, but never a prejudice.
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It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.
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True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
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Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.
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Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.
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Experience teaches.
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The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
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A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
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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.
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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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