He on whom Heaven confers a sceptre knows not the weight till he bears it.
When heaven half opens its arms, he who is faint-hearted deserves not anything. It is this want of faith that often keeps heaven from bestowing its blessings; and even when they come down, it is apt to send them away.
One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.
Brave men are brave from the very first.
Every brave man shuns, more than death, the shame of lying.
It is the guilt, not the scaffold, which constitutes the shame.
Generosity is toe accompaniment of high birth; pity and gratitude are its attendants.
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