The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art.