Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.
Cats, like men, are flatterers.
Great men always pay deference to greater.
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
We must not indulge in unfavourable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe that they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain.