They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women.
There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed.
There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.
There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.
There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.
It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident.
From abundance springs satiety.
This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.