A man who is used to acting in one way never changes; he must come to ruin when the times, in changing, no longer are in harmony with his ways.
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The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.
For one change always leaves a dovetail into which another will fit.
A wise man will see to it that his acts always seem voluntary and not done by compulsion, however much he may be compelled by necessity.
It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
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