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.
A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
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.
The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor.
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.
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
Liberty begets license.
Nature has given the opportunity of happiness to all, knew they but how to use it.
Power call achieve more by gentle means than by violence.
In sleep, when fancy is let loose to play,
Our dreams repeat the wishes of the day.
Death renders all equal.
The fickle populace always change with the prince.
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.
Alas! by what slight means are great affairs brought to destruction.
Virtue when concealed is a worthless thing.
The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.
Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy.
He is next to the gods whom reason, and not passion, impels; and who, after weighing the facts, can measure the punishment with discretion.
Nor is heaven always at peace.
The best manners are stained by haughtiness.
Nature has placed his own happiness in each man's hands, if he only knew how to use it.
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