Orators are most vehement when they have the weakest cause, as men get on horseback when they cannot walk.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes.
It is the characteristic of folly to discern the faults of others and forget its own.
No sensible man ever imputes inconsistency to another for changing his mind.
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