Count Vittorio Alfieri was an Italian dramatist and poet, considered the "founder of Italian tragedy." source
Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.
First thoughts are not always the best.
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble.
To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous...
Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.
A usurper always distrusts the whole world.
Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.