The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
In relating our misfortunes, we often feel them lightened.
When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
All great virtues become great men.
A liar is always lavish of oaths.
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
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
He who is hated by all can not expect to live long.
Time is a great manager: it arranges things well.
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.]
Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.
To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible
The worst of all States is the democratic State.
Omnipotence is bought with ceaseless fear.
What destroys one man preserves another.
By speaking of our misfortunes we often relieve them.
[Fr., A raconter ses maux souvent on les soulage.]
After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling.
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
Whoever can do as he pleases, commands when he entreats.
He who forgives readily only invites offense.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Obedience is a hard profession.
One is often guilty by being too just.
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