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"A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man." Freedom 5.0 avg (11 votes)
"Abuse, if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (2 votes)
"All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous." Laws 5.0 avg (6 votes)
"It is only necessary to make war with five things: with the maladies of the body, with the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city, with the discords of families." War & Peace 5.0 avg (4 votes)
"Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable." Happiness 5.0 avg (4 votes)
"Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty." Truth & Lies 5.0 avg (7 votes)
"He that fights and runs away, may turn and fight another day; but he that is in battle slain, will never rise to fight again." War & Peace 4.8 avg (24 votes)
"The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise." Risk 4.7 avg (17 votes)
"Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it." Fear, Truth & Lies 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor." Leadership 4.6 avg (7 votes)
"Greater things are believed of those who are absent." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader." Leadership 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from." Fame 4.3 avg (4 votes)
"A bad peace is even worse than war." War & Peace 4.2 avg (22 votes)
"When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad." Envy 4.1 avg (7 votes)
"Those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee." Friendship 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop." Character 4.0 avg (1 votes)

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