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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

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.




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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.
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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
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Be humanity evermore our goal.
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Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.
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The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.

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