There are two levers for moving men - interest and fear.
In revolution there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them.
That man made me miss my destiny.
When defending itself against another country, a nation never lacks men, but too often, soldiers.
In war, men are nothing, one man is everything.
It is exceptional and difficult to find in one man all the qualities necessary for a great general.
You cannot stop me; I spend thirty thousand men a month.
Man, not men, is the most important consideration.
I would believe any religion that could prove it had existed since the beginning of the world. But when I see Socrates, Plato, Moses, and Mohammed I do not think there is such a one. All religions owe their origin to man.
Christ alone has succeeded in so raising the mind of man towards the unseen that it become insensible to the barriers of time and space.
It is the success which makes great men.
Muhammad was a prince; he rallied his compatriots around him. In a few years, the Muslims conquered half of the world. They plucked more souls from false gods, knocked down more idols, razed more pagan temples in fifteen years than the followers of Moses and Jesus did in fifteen centuries. Muhammad
Ordinary men died, men of iron were taken prisoner: I only brought back with me men of bronze.
Muhammad was a great man, an intrepid soldier; with a handful of men he triumphed at the battle of Bender (sic); a great captain, eloquent, a great man of state, he revived his fatherland and created a new people and a new power in the middle of Arabia.
I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of the Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness.
What I have done up to this is nothing. I am only at the beginning of the course I must run. Do you imagine that I triumph in Italy in order to aggrandise the pack of lawyers who form the Directory, and men like Carnot and Barras? What an idea!
In the eyes of empire builders men are not men but instruments.
The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.
Wherever flowers cannot be reared, there man cannot live.
A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.
How can you have order in a state without religion? For, when one man is dying of hunger near another who is ill of surfeit, he cannot resign himself to this difference unless there is an authority which declares 'God wills it thus.' Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. Men are moved by only two mechanisms: fear and self-interest. Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Where flowers degenerate man cannot live.
Man will believe anything, as long as it's not in the bible.
Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age.
Great men grow tired of contentedness.
How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death.
There is no man more pusillanimous than I when I am planning a campaign. I purposely exaggerate all the dangers and all the calamities that the circumstances make possible. I am in a thoroughly painful state of agitation. This does not keep me from looking quite serene in front of my entourage; I am
Men soon get tired of shedding their blood for the advantage of a few individuals, who think they amply reward the soldiers perils with the treasures they amass.
A man like me troubles himself little about a million men.