In difficult situations, when hope seems feeble, the boldest plans are safest.
Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.
Better late than never.
It is better that a guilty man should not be brought to trial than that he should be acquitted.
It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts.
In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.
The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war.
There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed.
There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.
He will have true glory who despises it.
Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
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.
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.
They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women.
We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them.