Men willingly believe what they wish.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
Even a faithful mistress can be bent by constant threats.
Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.
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.
Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.
Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.