Brave men are brave from the very first.
When heaven half opens its arms, he who is faint-hearted deserves not anything. It is this want of faith that often keeps heaven from bestowing its blessings; and even when they come down, it is apt to send them away.
One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.
He on whom Heaven confers a sceptre knows not the weight till he bears it.
Every brave man shuns, more than death, the shame of lying.
Generosity is toe accompaniment of high birth; pity and gratitude are its attendants.
It is the guilt, not the scaffold, which constitutes the shame.
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