Even victors are by victory undone
Quote by John Dryden
A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate...
If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -...
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
War is the trade of Kings.
For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs...
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging...
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked...
Bacchus' blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
And plenty makes us poor.
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is...
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
They that possess the prince possess the laws.