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"They that possess the prince possess the laws."

"And love's the noblest frailty of the mind."

"Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres."

"But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much."

"Successful crimes alone are justified."

"Drinking is the soldier's pleasure."

"For they conquer who believe they can."

"For all have not the gift of martyrdom."

"Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail."

"Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today."

"So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil."

"It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence."

"All objects lose by too familiar a view."

"Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!"

"He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear."

"Genius must be born, and never can be taught."

"Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide."

"Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught."

"Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas."

"When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit."

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