The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.
Nothing is more intolerable than a prosperous fool; and hence we see men who, at one time, were affable and agreeable, completely changed by prosperity, despising old friends and clinging to new.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
A sensual and intemperate youth translates into an old worn-out body.
Courage is the virtue which champions the cause of right.
The mansion should not be graced by its master, the master should grace the mansion.
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
Not to be covetous, is money; not to be a purchaser, is a revenue.
Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
Victory is by nature insolent and haughty.
Great is the power, great is the authority of a senate that is unanimous in its opinions.
Inability to tell good from evil is the greatest worry of man’s life.
The sinews of war, a limitless supply of money.
It is not only arrogant, but profligate, for a man to disregard the world’s opinion of himself.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.
As the laws are above magistrates, so are the magistrates above the people: and it may truly be said, that the magistrate is a speaking law, and the law a silent magistrate.
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