Tacitus Quotes (146 quotes)
Agricola, Chapter 30
Histories Book 5, Chapter 6. Also quoted in Latin as "Experientia docet" [Experience teaches].
“More faults are often committed while we are trying to oblige than while we are giving offense.”
The Annals (Latin: Annales), 15.21
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Occupation: Historian, senator, consul, governor
Bio: Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works the Annals and the Histories examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors.
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