Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman
There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude -- confidence in self.
Vice can be learnt, even without a teacher.
This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly.
Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
Elegance is not an ornament worthy of man.
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
žA sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killer's hands
Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.
It goes far toward making a man faithful to let him understand that you think him so; and he that does but suspect I will deceive him gives me a sort of right to do it.
Modesty once extinguished knows not how to return.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.