It is an approved maxim in war, never to do what the enemy wishes you to do, for this reason alone, that he desires it.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is not a man. Superficial minds see a resemblance between Christ and the founders of empires, and the gods of other religions. That resemblance does not exist. There is between Christianity and whatever other religions the distance of infinity...
True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude.
Life is strewn with so many dangers, and can be the source of so many misfortunes, that death is not the greatest of them.
I do not believe it is in our nature to love impartially. We deceive ourselves when we think we can love two beings, even our own children, equally. There is always a dominant affection.
Republican despotism is more fertile in acts of tyranny, because everyone has a hand in it.
Artillery is more essential to cavalry than to infantry, because cavalry has no fire for its defence, but depends on the sabre.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
I start out by believing the worst
It is not enough to give orders they must be obeyed.
Secrets travel fast in Paris.
Force is the law of animals, men are ruled by conviction.
In war, men are nothing, one man is everything.
This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirre
I have only one counsel for you - be master.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonapart
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr. Napoleon Bonap
Men are lead by trifles.
One can lead a nation only by helping it see a bright outlook. A leader is a dealer in hope.
Democracy, if it is reasonable, limits itself to giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete and to obtain.
France needs nothing so much to promote her regeneration as good mothers.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
The most dangerous moment comes with victory.
I shall be an Attila to Venice.
More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one.
A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonapart
A starving army is actually worse than none.
I am conquered less by fortune than by the egotism and ingratitude of my companions in arms.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.