To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Heaven often regulates effects by their causes, and pays the wicked what they have deserved.
It matters more how one gives than what one gives.
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!
A liar is always lavish of oaths.
Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
Last Update: 8 March 2021
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