He who seeks to terrify others is more in fear himself.
What Roman power slowly built, an unarmed traitor instantly overthrew.
Nature has given the opportunity of happiness to all, knew they but how to use it.
Whoever desires is always poor.
A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
Power call achieve more by gentle means than by violence.
The covetous man is always poor.
Liberty begets license.
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.
Death is the great leveller.
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.
They are raised on high that they may be dashed to pieces with a greater fall.
Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.
The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.
The afflictions to which we are accustomed, do not disturb us.
Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth.
Nature has granted to all to be happy, if we did but know how to use her benefits.
Virtue when concealed is a worthless thing.
Lust, forgetful of future suffering, hurries us along the forbidden path.
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.
The fickle populace always change with the prince.
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