"Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause."
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"For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good."
"Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul."
"All heiresses are beautiful."
"Woman's honor is nice as ermine; it will not bear a soil."
"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us."
"Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas."
"Genius must be born, and never can be taught."
"Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide."
"Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught."
"He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear."
"All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey."
"All objects lose by too familiar a view."
"So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil."
"Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance."
"Self-defense is Nature's eldest law."
"Nor is the people's judgment always true: the most may err as grossly as the few."
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