Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
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.