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„Good habits are here more effectual than good laws elsewhere.“

—  Tacitus, buch Germania

End of chapter 19, http://www.unrv.com/tacitus/tacitus-germania-5.php
Germania (98)
Original: (la) …ibi boni mores valent quam alibi bonae leges. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/tacitus-germ-latin.html#19

„The soldiers have the plunder of a city that is stormed, the generals of one which capitulates.“

—  Tacitus, buch Histories

Book III, 19; Church-Brodribb translation
Histories (100-110)
Original: (la) Expugnatae urbis praedam ad militem, deditae ad duces pertinere.

„Because they didn't know better, they called it "civilization," when it was part of their slavery.“

—  Tacitus, buch Agricola

Book 1, paragraph 21 http://www.slate.com/id/2180061/nav/tap3/
Variant translation: Step by step they were led to things which dispose to vice, the lounge, the bath, the elegant banquet. All this in their ignorance they called civilisation, when it was but a part of their servitude.
As translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/tacitus-agricola.asp
Agricola (98)
Original: (la) Idque apud imperitos humanitas vocabatur, cum pars servitutis esset.

„No honour was left for the gods, when Augustus chose to be himself worshipped with temples and statues, like those of the deities, and with flamens and priests.“

—  Tacitus, buch Annals

Book I, 10; Church-Brodribb translation
Annals (117)
Original: (la) Nihil deorum honoribus relictum, cum se templis et effigie numinum per flamines et sacerdotes coli vellet.

„The busts of twenty most illustrious families were borne in the procession, with the names of Manlius, Quinctius, and others of equal rank. But Cassius and Brutus outshone them all, from the very fact that their likenesses were not to be seen.“

—  Tacitus, buch Annals

Book III, 76; Church-Brodribb translation
According to Lippincott's Monthly Magazine https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=P8pGAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA872|:

This line is the origin of Lord John Russell's phrase "Conspicuous by its absence"; of which Russell said "It is not an original expression of mine, but is taken from one of the greatest historians of antiquity". Similar phrases also are found in the tragedy Tiberius of Joseph Chénier and in Les Hommes Illustres of Charles Perrault.
Annals (117)
Original: (la) Viginti clarissimarum familiarum imagines antelatae sunt, Manlii, Quinctii aliaque eiusdem nobilitatis nomina. sed praefulgebant Cassius atque Brutus eo ipso quod effigies eorum non visebantur.

„Think of your forefathers and posterity.“

—  Tacitus, buch Agricola

Original: (la) Et maiores vestros et posteros cogitate.
Quelle: Agricola (98), Chapter 32

„All this is unauthenticated, and I shall leave it open.“

—  Tacitus, buch Germania

Quelle: Germania (98), Chapter 46 (last text line)

„It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.“

—  Tacitus, buch Agricola

Original: (la) Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem laeseris.
Quelle: Agricola (98), Chapter 42; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„There will be vices as long as there are men.“

—  Tacitus, buch Histories

Book IV, 74; Church-Brodribb translation
Histories (100-110)
Original: (la) Vitia erunt donec homines

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