It is not necessary to bury the truth. It is sufficient merely to delay it until nobody cares.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
A man becomes the creature of his uniform.
Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly.
There are two kinds of fidelity, that of dogs and that of cats; you, gentleman, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
France is invaded; I am leaving to take command of my troops, and, with God's help and their valor, I hope soon to drive the enemy beyond the frontier.
Victory is not always winning the battle...but rising every time you fall.
Treaties are observed as long as they are in harmony with interests.
I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate...and I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself.
More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one.
To command, you must first of all speak to the eyes.
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. Napoleon Bonap
War must be made as intense and awful as possible in order to make it short, and thus to diminish its horrors.
The purpose of religion is to keep the poor from killing the rich.
It is easy to know when a government wishes for peace by observing the character of the person sent to negotiate for it.
War is like government, a matter of tact.
The first quality of a soldier is constancy in enduring fatigue and hardship. Courage is only the second. Poverty privation and want are the school of the good soldier.
My enemies make appointments at my tomb.
God is on the side of the heaviest cannon.
Battles are lost or won in 15 minutes
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
If obedience is the result of the instinct of the masses, revolt is the result of their thought.
What my enemies call a general peace is my destruction. What I call peace is merely the disarmament of my enemies. Am I not more moderate than they?
Men soon get tired of shedding their blood for the advantage of a few individuals, who think they amply reward the soldiers perils with the treasures they amass.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
He who is unmoved by tears has no heart.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
A man is not dependent upon his fellow creature, when he does not fear death.