Politeness is sometimes a great tax upon sincerity.
No woman is envious of another's virtue who is conscious of her own.
There is no logic like the logic of the heart.
It is more important to detect corruption than fiction.
Truth is too weak to combat prejudice.
What is called liberality is often no more than the vanity of giving, of which some persons are fonder than of what they give.
A hero in one age will be a hero in another.
In taking revenge upon our enemies, we are only even with them; in passing over their malice we are superior.
Whatever is done by design is always overdone.
When a person is found less guilty than he is suspected, he is concluded more innocent than he really is.
The silence of a man who loves to praise is a censure sufficiently severe.
The motives even of our best actions will not always bear examination.
Custom ... changes the very nature of things; and what was honorable a thousand years ago, may probably be looked upon as infamous now.
We are better deceived by having some truth told us than none.
Nothing is more common than for persons to hate those whom they have injured.
Truth is not always injured by fiction.
The life of a good man is a continual prayer.
The law has no power over heroes.
It is easy to be just when our own inclinations do not oppose it.
When Actions are a Censure upon themselves, the Reciter will always be consider'd as a Satirist.
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