The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
The less men think, the more they talk.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.