Life is strewn with so many dangers, and can be the source of so many misfortunes, that death is not the greatest of them.
A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage.
Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.
A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised.
The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.