There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.
A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.
Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
From abundance springs satiety.
In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.
They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women.
Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.
All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident.
Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and minimized their own.
Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one: we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority.
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