On ne doit pas juger du mérite d’un homme par ses grandes qualités, mais par l’usage qu’il en sait faire—We should not judge of the merit of a man by his great gifts, but by the use he makes of them.
They relinquished to the Romans five provinces beyond the Tigris. Nullum magnum malum quod extremum est—No evil is great which is the last. Icetes had contracted with two soldiers to kill Timoleon at Adrana in Sicily.—[Plutarch, Life of Timoleon, c. Advantage is a better soldier than rashness. Hen. Casar, casar, soa bem, e sabe mal—Marrying sounds well, but tastes ill.
And yet some have boasted that they understood them, as Apollonius Tyanaus, Melampus, Tiresias, Thales, and others. The queen, who had never preferred a single prayer to her husband for mercy to the victims of this unprecedented proscription, was eager to participate in the profit, and had a hundred sentenced men awarded to her, the profit on which was calculated at one thousand pounds. I have met—particularly at the Kiel regattas—many American men and women whose political judgment and caution would make it impossible for them to approve such a flagrant breach of faith as was committed by Mr. From the acknowledged truth of the Jewish religion, the Ebionites had concluded that it could never be abolished. “I desire to be dissolved,” we should say, “and to be with Jesus Christ” The force of Plato’s arguments concerning the immortality of the soul set some of his disciples to seek a premature grave, that they might the sooner enjoy the things he had made them hope for.
Say little and say well. Gael. I may therefore be allowed to say, that I have carefully examined all the original materials that could illustrate the subject which I had undertaken to treat. “Well, good-by, Theodore.