Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better
Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Will it not be wise to allow the friendship between nations to rest upon deep and permanent things? Irritations of the cuticle must not be confounded with heart failure.
(August 20, 1833 - March 13, 1901)
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf
(September 23, 1889 - December 14, 1974)
Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley