Act swiftly and vigorously, without 'buts' and 'ifs'...
What are the conditions that make for the superiority of an army? Its internal organization, military habits in officers and men, the confidence of each in themselves; that is to say, bravery, patience, and all that is contained in the idea of moral means.
Destiny urges me to a goal of which I am ignorant. Until that goal is attained I am invulnerable, unassailable. When Destiny has accomplished her purpose in me, a fly may suffice to destroy me.
We are made weak both by idleness and distrust of ourselves. Unfortunate, indeed, is he who suffers from both. If he is a mere individual he becomes nothing; if he is a king he is lost.
Paradise is a center whither the souls of all men are proceeding, each sect in its particular road.
It is easier to brave and threaten, than to conquer an enemy.
Victory is not always winning the battle...but rising every time you fall.
In politics nothing is immutable. Events carry within them an invincible power. The unwise destroy themselves in resistance. The skillful accept events, take strong hold of them and direct them.
The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
I have made noise enough in the world already, perhaps too much, and am now getting old, and want retirement.
For the stability of the Government, the people should have a considerable voice in the elections.
Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses; but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost.
The unwilling soldier will do anything to fight for a useless fabric piece of ribbon.
Character is victory organized.
Reconnaissance memoranda should always be written in the simplest style and be purely descriptive. They should never stray from their objective by introducing extraneous ideas.
Ability is noting without opportunity
In a conquered country benevolence is not humanitarianism. It is a general political axiom that a conqueror must not inspire a good opinion of his benevolence until he has demonstrated that he can be severe with malefactors.
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything. Napoleon Bonapart
Suicide is a crime the most revolting to the feelings; nor does any reason suggest itself to our understanding by which it can be justified. It certainly originates in that species of fear which we denominate poltroonery. For what claim can that man have to courage who trembles at the frowns of fort
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Sometimes a great example is necessary to all the public functionaries of the state.
The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power - power in its most despotic exercise - absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonapart
A portion of the multitude must ever be coerced.
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonapart
Lies circle the earth while Truth is still trying to put on its shoes.
Un croquis vaut mieux qu
Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it is that to which the legislator ought to give the greatest encouragement.