The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
Verse satire indeed is entirely our own.