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Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
 

Let your desires be ruled by reason.
 

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.
[Liberty]
 

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.
 

Like associates with like.
 

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
 

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
[Attempt]
 

Loyalty is what we seek in friendship.
[Friendship]
 

Man is his own worst enemy.
 

Man's best support is a very dear friend.
[Friendship]
 

Memory is the receptacle and sheath of all knowledge.
[Memory]
 

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
 

Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
 

Men resemble the gods in nothing so much as in doing good to their fellow creatures.
[Beneficence]
 

More law, less justice.
 

My precept to all who build, is, that the owner should be an ornament to the house, and not the house to the owner.
[House]
 

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
 

Nature abhors annihilation.
 

Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.
 

Nature herself has imprinted on the minds of all the idea of God.
 


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