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Vittorio Conte Alfieri Quotes





A usurper always distrusts the whole world.
 

Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
 

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.
 

First thoughts are not always the best.
 

Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.
 

Liars are always most disposed to swear.
 

Often the test of courage is not to die, but to live.
[Courage]
 

Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.
[Life]
 

To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.
 

Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble.