What Roman power slowly built, an unarmed traitor instantly overthrew.
He who seeks to terrify others is more in fear himself.
Whoever desires is always poor.
A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
The covetous man is always poor.
Death is the great leveller.
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
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.
Nothing is more annoying than a low man raised to a high position.
Liberty begets license.
Power call achieve more by gentle means than by violence.
Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth.
In sleep, when fancy is let loose to play,
Our dreams repeat the wishes of the day.
The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor.
Death renders all equal.
The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.
Virtue when concealed is a worthless thing.
Nature has given the opportunity of happiness to all, knew they but how to use it.
Lust, forgetful of future suffering, hurries us along the forbidden path.
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.
They are raised on high that they may be dashed to pieces with a greater fall.
Men live best on moderate means: Nature has dispensed to all men wherewithal to be happy, if mankind did but understand how to use her gifts.
Alas! by what slight means are great affairs brought to destruction.
Nor is heaven always at peace.
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