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A honest man is seldom a vagrant.
I know not what treason is, if sapping and betraying the liberties of a people be not treason.
Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.
Consider in silence whatever any one says: speech both conceals and reveals the inner soul of man.
Consider it the greatest of all virtues to restrain the tongue.
I will begin to speak, when I have that to say which had not better be unsaid.
Blessed be they as virtuous, who when they feel their virile members swollen with lust, visit a brothel rather than grind at some husband's private mill.
In doing nothing men learn to do evil.
Flee sloth; for the indolence of the soul is the decay of the body.
Regard not dreams, since they are but the images of our hopes and fears.
For some people there is no comfort without pain. Thus; we define salvation through suffering. Hence, why we choose people who we know aren't right for ourselves.
Speak briefly and to the point.
I would not be beholden to a tyrant, for his acts of tyranny. For it is but usurpation in him to save, as their rightful lord, the lives of men over whom he has no title to reign.
All have the gift of speech, but few are possessed of wisdom.
The primary virtue is: hold your tongue; who knows how to keep quiet is close to God.
Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.
Don't promise twice what you can do at once.
Wise men are more dependent on fools than fools on wise men.
Good-breeding is the art of showing men, by external signs, the internal regard we have for them. It arises from good sense, improved by conversing with good company.
I think the first wisdom is to restrain the tongue.
The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
Never travel by sea when you can go by land.
In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.
Do not expect good from another's death.