There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.
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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.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.