C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Alas! by what slight means are great affairs brought to destruction.

Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth.

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Death levels all things.

Expel avarice, the mother of all wickedness, who, always thirsty for more, opens wide her jaws for gold.

Men live best upon a little; Nature has given to all the privilege of being happy, if they but knew how to use their gifts.

Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy.

Power can do by gentleness that which violence fails to accomplish; and calmness best enforces the imperial mandate.

That man is deceived who thinks i slavery to live under an excellent prince. Never does liberty appear in a more gracious form than under a pious king.

The afflictions to which we are accustomed, do not disturb us.

The fickle populace have no fixed principles.

The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.

The people are fashioned according to the example of their king, and edicts are of less power than the model which his life exhibits.