What Roman power slowly built, an unarmed traitor instantly overthrew.
Whoever desires is always poor.
He who seeks to terrify others is more in fear himself.
Nothing is more annoying than a low man raised to a high position.
The covetous man is always poor.
Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth.
Luxury, that alluring pest with fair forehead, which, yielding always to the will of the body, throws a deadening influence over the senses, and weakens the limbs more than the drugs of Circe's cup.
In sleep, when fancy is let loose to play,
Our dreams repeat the wishes of the day.
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
Death renders all equal.
Liberty begets license.
A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy.
Men live best upon a little; Nature has given to all the privilege of being happy, if they but knew how to use their gifts.
He is next to the gods whom reason, and not passion, impels; and who, after weighing the facts, can measure the punishment with discretion.
The fickle populace always change with the prince.
Nor is heaven always at peace.
They are raised on high that they may be dashed to pieces with a greater fall.
Alas! by what slight means are great affairs brought to destruction.
The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor.
The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.
The best manners are stained by haughtiness.
Power call achieve more by gentle means than by violence.
Nature has placed his own happiness in each man's hands, if he only knew how to use it.
Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.
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