The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
In relating our misfortunes, we often feel them lightened.
Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
All great virtues become great men.
The worst of all States is the democratic State.
There are secret ties, there are sympathies, by the sweet relationship of which souls that are well matched attach themselves to each other, and are affected by I know not what, which cannot be explained
He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be so; and insolence, if unpunished, increases!
[Lat., Qui se laisse outrager, merite qu'on l'outrage
Et l'audace impunie enfle trop un courage.]
A liar is always lavish of oaths.
Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.
He who is hated by all can not expect to live long.
To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
Omnipotence is bought with ceaseless fear.
Time is a great manager: it arranges things well.
After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling.
Whoever can do as he pleases, commands when he entreats.
What destroys one man preserves another.
By speaking of our misfortunes we often relieve them.
[Fr., A raconter ses maux souvent on les soulage.]
He who forgives readily only invites offense.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
He who has resolved to conquer or die is seldom conquered; such noble despair perishes with difficulty.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
One is often guilty by being too just.
Obedience is a hard profession.
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