The tools belong to the man who can use them.
Imagination rules the world.
The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other. They are worse than ever when, at the termination of their punishment, they return to society.
The art of government is not to let me grow stale.
Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less concerned about the later than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. Men are moved by only two mechanisms: fear and self-interest. Victory belongs to the most persevering.
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.
Circumstances-what are circumstances? I make circumstances
It is in times of difficulty that great nations like great men display the whole energy of their character and become an object of admiration to posterity.
I have fought sixty battles, and I have learnt nothing which I did not know at the beginning.
I marvel that whereas the ambitious dreams of my self, Caesar, and Alexander should have vanished into thin air, a Judean peasant-Jesus-s hould be able to stretch His hands across the centuries and control the destinies of men and nations.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Every beggar shall be arrested. But to arrest a beggar merely in order to put him in jail would be barbarous and absurd. He should be arrested for the sole purpose of teaching him how to earn a living by his work.
In war, moral factors acount for three quarters of the whole; relative material strength accounts for only one quarter.
The heart may be broken, and the soul remain unshaken.
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.
All the great captains have performed vast achievements by conforming with the rules of art--by adjusting efforts to obstacles.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
You don't govern men who don't have religion, you shoot 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.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonap
What a solace Christianity must be to one who has an undoubted conviction of its truth!
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
It is cowardice to commit suicide.
We are born, we live, we die among supernatural.
To command, you must first of all speak to the eyes.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
I saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword.
We must serve the people worthily, and not occupy ourselves in trying to please them. The best way, to gain their affections is to do them good.