He believed that he was born, not for himself, but for the whole world.
I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate.
Idle rumors were also added to well-founded apprehension.
In a state of anarchy power is the measure of right.
Is there any other seat of the Divinity than the earth, sea, air, the heavens, and virtuous minds? why do we seek God elsewhere? He is whatever you see; He is wherever you move.
It is not becoming to turn from friends in adversity, but then it is for those who have basked in the sunshine of their prosperity to adhere to them. No one was ever so foolish as to select the unfortunate for a friend.
Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires.
Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.
Poverty is shunned and persecuted all over the globe.
A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.
Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
A show of daring oft conceals great fear.
The conqueror is not so much pleased by entering into open gates, as by forcing his way. He desires not the fields to be cultivated by the patient husbandman; he would have them laid waste by fire and sword. It would be his shame to go by a way already opened.
Away with delay?it always injures those who are prepared.
There is no friendship between those associated in power; he who rules will always be impatient of an associate.
By daring, great fears are often concealed.
Thou chiefest good, bestow?d by heaven, but seldom understood.
Deep-seated are the wounds dealt in civil brawls.
Whither the fates lead virtue will follow without fear.
Emulation adds its spur.
Great fear is concealed under daring.
Even so, when the framework of the world is dissolved, and the final hour, closing so many ages, reverts to pristine chaos, then the fiery stars will drop into the sea, and the earth will shake off the ocean...and the whole distracted firmament will overthrow its laws.