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.
Death renders all equal.
Liberty begets license.
A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
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.
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
Virtue when concealed is a worthless thing.
Lust, forgetful of future suffering, hurries us along the forbidden path.
Death is the great leveller.
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.
The people are fashioned according to the example of their kings; and edicts are of less power than the life of their ruler.
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.
He is next to the gods whom reason, and not passion, impels; and who, after weighing the facts, can measure the punishment with discretion.
Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy.
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.
Nor is heaven always at peace.
The fickle populace always change with the prince.
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