They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always.
It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.
I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.
In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate.
He who forgives readily only invites offense.
He who pardons easily invites offense.
I see, I know, I believe, I am undeceived.
After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling.
The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
My sweetest hope is to lose hope.
Reason and love are sworn enemies.
I would not like a king who could obey.
He who allows me to rule is in fact my master.
Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.