"It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task."
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"Passions are generally roused from great conflict."
"Before anything else [Numa] decided that he must instill in his subjects the fear of the gods, this being the most effective measure with an ignorant, and at that time uncultured, people."
"There are laws for peace as well as war."
"Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war."
"They lived under a just and moderate government, and they admitted that one bond of their fidelity was that their rulers were the better men."
"This above all makes history useful and desirable: it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions."
"We do not learn this only from the event, which is the master of fools."
"Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence."
"Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally suppressed."
"There is an old saying which, from its truth, has become proverbial, that friendships should be immortal, enmities mortal."
"Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources,and minimized their own."
"Greater is our terror of the unknown."
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