An English traveller relates how he lived upon intimate terms with a tiger; he had reared it and used to play with it, but always kept a loaded pistol on the table.
The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man.
Do not give dalliance Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are straw To the fire i'the blood. The Tempest As.
There's one convenience about absolute power, that it sanctifies everything in the eyes of the people.
The idea which tyrants find most useful is the idea of God.
Love is a beautiful flower, but we must be brave enough to pick her up from the edge of a precipice.