A benefit cited by way of reproach is equivalent to an injury.
A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt.
A single word often betrays a great design.
A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
Can a faith that does nothing be called sincere?
Crime, like virtue, has its degrees.
Disagreeable suspicions are usually the fruits of a second marriage.
Extreme justice is often injustice.
Felicity is in possession, happiness in anticipation.
Flight is lawful, when one flies from tyrants.
He who has far to ride spares his horse.
He who laughs on Friday will weep on Sunday.
Honor, without money, is a mere malady.
I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him.
In fine, nothing is said now that has not been said before.
None love, but they who wish to love.
Often it is fatal to live too long.
Pain is unjust, and all the arguments
That cannot soothe it only rouse suspicion.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
The face of tyranny Is always mild at first.
The heart that can no longer love passionately must with fury hate.
The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.
There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
There may be guilt when there is too much virtue.
To save our imperiled honor everything must be sacrificed, even virtue.
Vice, like virtue,
Grows in small steps, and no true innocence
Can ever fall at once to deepest guilt.
Wrinkles on the brow are the imprints of exploits.
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