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To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.
No man is wise enough nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
Expect not praise without envy until you are dead.
The present time has one advantage over every other-it is our own.
There is a paradox in pride-it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
Pride, like the magnet, constantly points to one object, self; but, unlike the magnet, it has no attractive pole, but at all points repels.
In order to try whether a vessel be leaky, we first prove it with water before we trust it with wine.
Eloquence is the language of nature, and cannot be learned in the schools; but rhetoric is the creature of art, which he who feels least will most excel in.
A windmill is eternally at work to accomplish one end, although it shifts with every variation of the weathercock, and assumes ten different positions in a day.
Attempts at reform, when they fail, strengthen despotism, as he that struggles tightens those cords he does not succeed in breaking.
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