Forbidden things have a secret charm
Forbidden things have a secret charm.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Rumor is not always wrong.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.
Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.
Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions
One who is allowed to sin, sins less
When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad
The lust for power, for dominating others, inflames the heart more than any other passion.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.