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" Envy like fire always makes for the highest points. "
" From abundance springs satiety. "
" No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one: we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority. "
" The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening. "
" In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest. "
" Woe to the conquered. "
" There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed. "
" Resistance to criminal rashness comes better late than never. "
" There are laws for peace as well as war. "
" Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment. "
" Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence. "
" Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and minimized their own. "
" All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident. "
" The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze. "
" There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty. "
" A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself. "
" Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally suppressed. "
" It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors. "
" The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom. "
" The result showed that fortune helps the brave. "
" Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war. "
" Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness. "
" No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds. "
" This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions. "
" We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them. "
" Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes. "
" It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task. "
" Temerity is not always successful. "
" There is always more spirit in attack than in defence. "
" There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards. "
" Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond. "