To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty.
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.
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