My reason, it's true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them.
A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory.
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
When we conquer without danger our triumph is without glory.
I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.
To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory.
Your virtue raises your glory above your crime.
Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us!
A first impulse was never a crime.
It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.
It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.
Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.