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In recounting our woes, we often soothe them.
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In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate.
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It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.
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It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
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It matters more how one gives than what one gives.
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Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
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Love is a tyrant sparing none.
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Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power.
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My reason, it's true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them.
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My sweetest hope is to lose hope.
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Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!
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One half of my life has put the other half in the grave.
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Peace is produced by war.
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Reason and love are sworn enemies.
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Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.
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The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
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The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
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The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
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They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always.
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To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
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To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.
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To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory.
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True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.
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We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
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When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is to allow a remedy to be applied.
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When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
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We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
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Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
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We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
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A liar is always lavish of oaths.
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Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
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Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed.
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A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
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The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
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Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us!
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Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.
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To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
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A good memory is needed after one has lied.
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I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.
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One is often guilty by being too just.
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Happiness seems made to be shared.
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I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
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Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
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This dark brightness that falls from the stars.
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To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.
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One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
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As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men.
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A first impulse was never a crime.
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A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.
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Ambition aspires to descend.
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