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The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
In the struggle between those seeking power there is no middle course.
Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals.
[Lat., Liberatem natura etiam mutis animalibus datam.]
Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges. (The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.)
It is the rare fortune of these days that one may think what one likes and say what one thinks.
The lust for power in dominating others inflames the heart more than any other passion.
Formerly we suffered from crimes; now we suffer from laws.
So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.
Such being the happiness of the times, that you may think as you wish, and speak as you think.
[Lat., Rara temporum felicitate, ubi sentire quae velis, et quae sentias dicere licet.]
[That form of] eloquence, the foster-child of licence, which fools call liberty.
[Lat., Eloquentia, alumna licentiae, quam stulti libertatem vocabant.]
The lust for power, for dominating others, inflames the heart more than any other passion.
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