Hereditary succession to the magistracy is absurd, as it tends to make a property of it; it is incompatible with the sovereignty of the people.
To attach no importance to public opinion, is a proof that you do not merit its suffrage.
Governments keep their promises only when they are forced, or when it is to their advantage to do so.
Give me an educated mother, I shall promise you the birth of a civilized, educated nation
The public spirit is in the hands of the man who knows how to make use of it.
In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it.
In my youth I, too, entertained some illusions; but I soon recovered from them.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Promptly improve your accidents.
God! How men of letters are stupid.
History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonapart
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. Napoleon Bonapart
Jesus Chris was more than man.
It is the business of cavalry to follow up the victory, and to prevent the beaten army from rallying.
Do you know what is more hard to bear than the reverses of fortune? It is the baseness, the hideous ingratitude, of man.
In a great nation, the majority are incapable of judging wisely of things.
The tools belong to the man who can use them.
Peoples of Egypt , you will be told that I have come to destroy your religion. Do not believe it! Reply that I have come to restore your rights!
Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.
Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.
This accession of territory affirms forever the power of the United States, and I have given England a maritime rival who sooner or later will humble her pride.
The greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory
All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before a single word: faith.
A general must be a charlatan.
I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire.
The superior man is never in anyone's way.
In political administration, no problem is ever simple. It can never be reduced to the question whether a certain measure is good or not.
The transition from the defensive to the offensive is one of the most delicate operations in war.
Why and how are words so important that they cannot be too often used.
It is not set speeches at the moment of battle that render soldiers brave.