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.
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.
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
The covetous man is always poor.
In sleep, when fancy is let loose to play,
Our dreams repeat the wishes of the day.
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.
The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.
Liberty begets license.
Death is the great leveller.
Nature has granted to all to be happy, if we did but know how to use her benefits.
Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth.
Power call achieve more by gentle means than by violence.
Lust, forgetful of future suffering, hurries us along the forbidden path.
Death renders all equal.
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 when concealed is a worthless thing.
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 best manners are stained by haughtiness.
The afflictions to which we are accustomed, do not disturb us.
The people are fashioned according to the example of their kings; and edicts are of less power than the life of their ruler.
Here is a fine field for talent.
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