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.
Nothing is more annoying than a low man raised to a high position.
The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor.
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
The covetous man is always poor.
Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth.
Power call achieve more by gentle means than by violence.
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.
Liberty begets license.
Death renders all equal.
A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.
Nature has placed his own happiness in each man's hands, if he only knew how to use it.
Nature has given the opportunity of happiness to all, knew they but how to use it.
Here is a fine field for talent.
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.
Nature has granted to all to be happy, if we did but know how to use her benefits.
Death is the great leveller.
Lust, forgetful of future suffering, hurries us along the forbidden path.
Alas! by what slight means are great affairs brought to destruction.
They are raised on high that they may be dashed to pieces with a greater fall.
Nor is heaven always at peace.
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