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"Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it." -
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Top 5 quotes from Tacitus
"A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man."
"Abuse, if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it."
"All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end."
"In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous."
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Top 5 quotes from Fear, Truth & Lies
"One deceit needs many others, and so the whole house is built in the air and must soon come to the ground."
"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."
"All malice has injustice at it's end, an end achieved by violence or by fraud; while both are sins that earn the hate of heaven, since fraud belongs exclusively to man, God hates it more and, therefore, far below, the fraudulent are placed and suffer most."
"Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit."
"I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs."
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