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In stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men can do the most, but peace and quiet cannot be established without virtue.
It is found by experience that admirable laws and right precedents among the good have their origin in the misdeeds of others.
Keen at the start, but careless at the end.
No hatred is so bitter as that of near relations.
That cannot be safe which is not honourable.
There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.
I am my nearest neighbour.
It is the rare fortuene of these days that one may think what one likes and say what one thinks.