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We are as often duped by diffidence, as by confidence.
Violent measures are always dangerous, but, when necessary, may then be looked on as wise. They have, however, the advantage of ne ...
One of the greatest difficulties in civil war is, that more art is required to know what should be concealed from our friends, tha ...
Nothing convinces persons of a weak understanding so effectually, as what they do not comprehend.
The possibility of remedying imprudent actions is commonly an inducement to commit them.
The best way to compel weak-minded people to adopt our opinion, is to frighten them from all others, by magnifying their danger.
A certain degree of fear produces the same effects as rashness.
The talent of insinuation is more useful than that of persuasion, as everybody is open to insinuation, but scarce any to persuasio ...
The permanency of most friendships depends upon the continuity of good fortune.
The greatest dangers have their allurements, if the want of success is likely to be attended with a degree of glory. Middling dang ...
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