He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.