I regret often that I have spoken, never that I have been silent.
A guilty conscience never feels secure.
It is not every question that deserves an answer.
He who flees from trial confesses his guilt.
It is easy to defend the innocent; but who is eloquent enough to defend the guilty?
Flattery was formerly a vice; it has now become the fashion.
The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.
Necessity knows no law except to conquer.
Every rumor is believed against the unfortunate.