What Roman power slowly built, an unarmed traitor instantly overthrew.
He who seeks to terrify others is more in fear himself.
Nature has given the opportunity of happiness to all, knew they but how to use it.
Whoever desires is always poor.
Power call achieve more by gentle means than by violence.
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.
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.
A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
The covetous man is always poor.
Death renders all equal.
Liberty begets license.
The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.
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.
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.
Lust, forgetful of future suffering, hurries us along the forbidden path.
Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.
The afflictions to which we are accustomed, do not disturb us.
Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy.
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