History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonapart
Which is heavier: a soldier's pack or a slave's chains?
Religions are all founded on miracles - on things we cannot understand, such as the Trinity. Jesus calls himself the Son of God, and yet is descended from David. I prefer the religion of Mahomet - it is less ridiculous than ours.
The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.
Treason is a matter of dates.
In war, the moral is to the physical as three is to one.
Revolutions are good times for soldiers of talent and courage.
Do you know what astonished me the most in this world? The inability of force to create anything.
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest. All great revolutions originate in fear, for the play of interests does not lead to accomplishment.
Surely in a matter of this kind we should endeavor to do something, that we may say that we have not lived in vain, that we may leave some impress of ourselves on the sands of time.
Give Me a Turkish Army. I will Conquer world.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
A book in which there were no lies would be a curiosity.
I feel myself driven towards an end that I do not know. As soon as I shall have reached it, as soon as I shall become unnecessary, an atom will suffice to shatter me. Till then, not all the forces of mankind can do anything against me.
Die young, and I shall accept your death-but not if you have lived without glory, without being useful to your country, without leaving a trace of your existence: for that is not to have lived at all.
In political administration, no problem is ever simple. It can never be reduced to the question whether a certain measure is good or not.
Men are ruled by toys.
He is almost a statesman. He lies well.
Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we will write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time.
Of all the peoples of Europe, Spaniards disgust me the least.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Great battles are won with artillery.
Strong coffee, much strong coffee, is what awakens me. Coffee gives me warmth, waking, an unusual force and a pain that is not without very great pleasure.
Nothing is lost as long as courage remains
There are certain things in war of which the commander alone comprehends the importance. Nothing but his superior firmness and ability can subdue and surmount all difficulties.
Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power.
Unavailable wars are always just.
My true glory is not to have won 40 battles ... Waterloo will erase the memory of so many victories, ... But ... what will live forever, is my Civil Code.
The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power - power in its most despotic exercise - absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition