It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
I took from man expectancy of death… I planted blind hope in the heart of him.
His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.
Everyone’s quick to blame the alien.
Who holds a power but newly gained is ever stern of mood.
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.