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When men of talents are punished, authority is strengthened.
Some might consider him as too fond of fame; for the desire for glory clings even to the best men longer than any other passion.
Secure against the designs of men, secure against the malignity of the Gods, they have accomplished a thing of infinite difficulty; that to them nothing remains even to be wished.
In stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men can do the most, but peace and quiet cannot be established without virtue.
Those whose habit it is to admire what is forbidden ought to know that there can be great men even under bad emperors.
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Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. No merchant or tradesman would set himself to work if he did not hope to reap benefit thereby.
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