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Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Who the first inhabitants of Britain were, whether natives or immigrants, remains obscure; one must remember we are dealing with b ...
To plunder, butcher, steal, these things they misname empire: they make a desolation and they call it peace.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
The arbiter of taste.
When they are not at war they do a little hunting, but spend most of their time in idleness, sleeping and eating. The strongest an ...
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.
They make a wilderness and call it peace.
(Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant.)
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive ...
The principle office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from being forgotten, and that evil words and deeds ...
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