Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
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.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
If you want to get on in this world make many promises, but don't keep them.
The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought.