1. 10

    To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

    21
  2. 9

    To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.

    23
  3. 8

    We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.

    23
  4. 7

    The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

    25
  5. 6

    Heaven often regulates effects by their causes, and pays the wicked what they have deserved.

    29
  6. 5

    It matters more how one gives than what one gives.

    43
  7. 4

    These flattering mirrors reflect imperfectly what is within; the countenance is often a gay deceiver. What defects of mind lie hidden under its beauty! What fair exteriors conceal base souls!

    48
  8. 3

    A liar is always lavish of oaths.

    55
  9. 2

    Self-love is the source of all our other loves.

    61
  10. 1

    The greater the effort, the greater the glory.

    69
  11. Last Update: 8 March 2021

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