The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.
Society cannot exist without inequality of fortunes and the inequality of fortunes could not subsist without religion. Whenever a half-starved person is near another who is glutted, it is impossible to reconcile the difference if there is not an authority who tells him to.
Public instruction should be the first object of government.
The art of being sometimes audacious and sometimes very prudent is the secret of success.
Read over and over again the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Gustavus, Turenne, Eugene and Frederic. ... This is the only way to become a great general and master the secrets of the art of war.