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It takes good memory to keep up a lie.
– Pierre Corneille
How delicious is pleasure after torment!
A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
Every man of courage is a man of his word.
Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is to allow a remedy to be applied.
I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.
Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us!
True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn’t await the passing of years.
Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.
It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.
I don’t know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
It matters more how one gives than what one gives.
One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.
Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed.
Love is a tyrant sparing none.
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.
A first impulse was never a crime.
To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.
Brave men are brave from the very first.
Ambition aspires to descend.
An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past.
He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life.
Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
The greater the effort, the greater the glory.