He had a certain frankness and generosity, qualities indeed which turn to a man's ruin, unless tempered with discretion.
I am my nearest neighbour.
Keen at the start, but careless at the end.
In stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men can do the most, but peace and quiet cannot be established without virtue.
It is found by experience that admirable laws and right precedents among the good have their origin in the misdeeds of others.
No hatred is so bitter as that of near relations.
That cannot be safe which is not honourable.
There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.