For the stability of the Government, the people should have a considerable voice in the elections.
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
In war there is but one favorable moment; the great art is to seize it!
My business is to succeed, and Iâ€™m good at it. I create my Iliad by my actions, create it day by day.
History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonap
Wherever flowers cannot be reared, there man cannot live.
I have doubtless erred more or less in politics, but a crime I never committed.
I believe love to be hurtful to society, and to the individual happiness of men. I believe, in short, that love does more harm than good.
The worse the man, the better the soldier.
The world soffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people.
There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.
From first to last, Jesus is the same; always the same--majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle.
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...
The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world
Give me enough ribbons to place on the tunics of my soldiers and I can conquer the world.
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.
To understand the man you have to know what was happening in the world when he was twenty.
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
I want the whole of Europe to have one currency; it will make trading much easier.
Man will believe anything, as long as it's not in the bible.
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.
Cossacks are the best light troops among all that exist. If I had them in my army, I would go through all the world with them.
My star was fading, I felt the reins slipping out of my grasp, and could do nothing to stop it.
England is a nation of shopkeepers.
Knowledge and history are the enemies of religion.
There are so many laws that no one is safe from hanging.
More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one.
The populace judges of the power of God by the power of the priests.
If you know a country's geography, you can understand and predict its foreign policy.
We often get in quicker by the back door than by the front.