...of a ruler one asks justice, incorruption, diligence, perhaps clemency; of a leader, dash, initiative, and (I suppose) what people call "magnetism" or "personality".
from De Descriptione Temporum
A live dog is better than a dead lion.
from Lilies that Fester
review(ish): They Asked for a Paper
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