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Stran 278 - ... put himself at the head of his people in order to govern, or more properly to subdue, all parties.
Stran 183 - I say, it seems to me, that the Author of nature has thought fit to mingle, from time to time, among the societies of men, a few, and but a few, of those on whom he is graciously pleased to bestow a larger proportion of the ethereal spirit, than is given in the ordinary course of his providence to the sons of men.
Stran 326 - What spectacle can be presented to the view of the mind so rare, so nearly divine, as a king possessed of absolute power, neither usurped by fraud nor maintained by force, but the genuine effect of esteem, of confidence, and affection? the free gift of liberty, who finds her greatest security in this power, and would desire no other if the prince on the throne could be what his people wish him to be — immortal. Of such a prince...
Stran 321 - Though a woman, she hid all that was womanish about her: and, if a few equivocal marks of coquetry appeared on some occasions, they passed like flashes of lightning, vanished as soon as they were discerned, and imprinted no blot on her character. She had private friendships, she had favourites ; but she never suffered her friends to forget she was their queen ; and when her favourites did, she made them feel that she was so.
Stran 56 - I said above remained to be done, and if the Emperor put it out of our power to do another of them with advantage ; were we to put it still more out of our power, and to wait unarmed for the death of the king of Spain ? In fine, if we had not the prospect of disputing with France, so successfully as we might have had it, the Spanish succession, whenever it should be open ; were we not only to show by disarming, that we would not dispute it at all, but to censure likewise the second of the three things...
Stran 257 - Liberty is to the collective body "what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man : without liberty no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
Stran 344 - Let me therefore conclude by repeating, that division has caused all the mischief we lament ; that union alone can retrieve it; and that a great advance towards this union, was the coalition of parties, so happily begun, so successfully carried on, and of late so unaccountably neglected ; to say no worse.
Stran 268 - A new people will seem to arise with a new king. Innumerable metamorphoses, like those which poets feign, will happen in very deed ; and while men are conscious that they are the same individuals, the difference of their sentiments will almost persuade them that they are changed into different beings.
Stran 282 - On the contrary, he will distinguish the voice of his people from the clamour of a faction, and will hearken to it. He will redress grievances, correct errors, and reform or punish ministers. This he will do as a good prince ; and as a wise...
Stran 210 - Eloquence has charms to lead mankind, and gives a nobler superiority than power, that every dunce may use, or fraud, that every knave may employ. But eloquence must flow like a stream that is fed by an abundant spring, and not spout forth a little frothy water on some gaudy day, and remain dry the rest of the year.