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  • ''Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.''
    Tacitus (c. 55-c. 120), Roman historian. The Histories, bk. 4, sct. 29.
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  • ''No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.''
    Tacitus (c. 55-c. 120), Roman historian. The Histories, bk. 1, sct. 49. This summary of the character of the Emperor Galba is regarded as a masterpiece of epigrammatic writing. (Omnium consensu capax imperii nisi imperasset.).

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