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.
He will have true glory who despises it.
From abundance springs satiety.
They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women.
Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.
In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.
It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.