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.
A new-born Government must shine and astonish - the moment it loses its Ã©clat it falls.
More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one.
You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her decks? I have no time for such nonsense.
The fate of a Nation may sometimes depend upon the position of a fortress.