Praise a large domain, cultivate a small estate.
Harsh necessity, and the newness of my kingdom, force me to do such things and to guard my frontiers everywhere.
Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
The gates of Hell are open night and day; smooth the descent, and easy is the way: but, to return, and view the cheerful skies; in this, the task and mighty labor lies.
It (rumour) has a hundred tongues, a hundred mouths, a voice of iron.
Believe one who has proved it. Believe an expert.
They can conquer who believe they can.
Fortune sides with him who dares.
Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
Rumor, than which no evil flies more swiftly. She flourishes as she flies, gains strength by mere motion. Small at first and in fear, she soon rises to heaven, Walks upon land and hides her head in the clouds.
The rumor forthwith flies abroad, dispersed throughout the small town.
Each of us bears his own Hell.
Rumor grows as it goes.
Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.