If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
Great empires are not maintained by timidity.
~ in Histories
The desire for fame is the last infirmity cast off even by the wise.
~ in Histories.
The more corrupt the State the more numerous the laws.
~ in The Annals of Imperial Rome, Ch. 3
This I regard as history’s highest function, to let no worthy action be uncommemorated, and to hold out the reprobation of posterity as a terror to evil words and deeds.