Forbidden things have a secret charm.

The hatred of those who are near to us is the most violent.

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

When monarchs through their bloodthirsty commanders lay waste a country, they dignify their atrocity by calling it "Making Peace.

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.

Reason and calm judgment: the qualities especially belonging to a leader.

One who is allowed to sin, sins less.

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.

So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.