War must be made as intense and awful as possible in order to make it short, and thus to diminish its horrors.
It follows that any commander in chief who undertakes to carry out a plan which he considers defective is at fault; he must put forth his reasons, insist on the plan being changed, and finally tender his resignation rather than be the instrument of h
A new-born Government must shine and astonish - the moment it loses its Ã©clat it falls.
I believe love to be hurtful to society, and to the individual happiness of men. I believe, in short, that love does more harm than good.
Rashness succeeds often, still more often fails.