It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become prey to the active. The conditions upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.
Evil prospers when good men do nothing.
I have never yet heard of a murderer who was not afraid of a ghost.
But as in wailing there's nought availing, And Death unfailing will strike the blow, Then for that reason, and for a season, Let us be merry before we go.
My dear doctor, I am surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, as I have been practising all night.
To brand man with infamy, and let him free, is an absurdity that peoples our forests with assassins.
Assassinate me you may; intimidate me you cannot.
The first inventions of commerce are, like those of all other arts, cunning and short-sighted.
Madame de Stael talks herself into a beauty.
When I can't talk sense, I talk metaphor.
His smile is like the silver plate on a coffin.
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