The man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.
The first method is that of a schemer and leads only to mediocre results; the other method is the path of genius and changes the face of the world.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Napoleon Bonap
The confidence with which a Sovereign is invested, is solid only when it is sanctioned by the suffrages of the people, who clothed him with the supreme magistracy.
One might as well try to charge through a wall.