Ambition aspires to descend
Quote by Pierre Corneille
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
It takes good memory to keep up a lie.
To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so...
It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.
A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.
Each instant of life is a step toward death.
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom.
This dark brightness that falls from the stars.
When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.
To myself alone do I owe my fame.
How delicious is pleasure after torment!
Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!
To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.