I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.
I don't employ Talleyrand when I want a thing done, but only when I want to have the appearance of wanting to do it.
I pay attention only to what people do or say. I never pay attention to what they think.
In tragedy great men are more truly great than in history. We see them only in the crises which unfold them.
Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception.