If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Never was anything great achieved without danger.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Politics have no relation to morals.
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