The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
Everything is more or less organized matter. To think so is against religion, but I think so just the same.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonapart
Men are led by trifles.
Oh well, no matter what happens, there's always death.
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.
Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.
Read over and over again the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Gustavus, Turenne, Eugene and Frederic. ... This is the only way to become a great general and master the secrets of the art of war.
Hereditary succession to the magistracy is absurd, as it tends to make a property of it; it is incompatible with the sovereignty of the people.
It is a mistake, too, to say that the face is the mirror of the soul. The truth is, men are very hard to know, and yet, not to be deceived, we must judge them by their present actions, but for the present only.
A great people may be killed, but they cannot be intimidated.
I hope before long to press you in my arms and shall shower on you a million burning kisses as under the Equator.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
Prison, blood, death, create enthusiasts and martyrs, and bring forth courage and desperate resolution.
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.
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest. Napoleon Bonap
The most difficult art is not in the choice of men, but in giving to the men chosen the highest service of which they are capable.
Age, habits of business and experience have modified many characters.
A woman laughing is a woman conquered.
It is necessary for the heart to feel as for the body to be fed.
There is a joy in danger.
I am a soldier and accustomed to risking my life every day. I am full of the fire of youth; I cannot act with the restraint of an accomplished diplomat.
It is not set speeches at the moment of battle that render soldiers brave.
I have fought sixty battles, and I have learnt nothing which I did not know at the beginning.
Treason is a matter of dates.
Man, not men, is the most important consideration.
The greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory
How many seemingly impossible things have been accomplished by resolute men because they had to do, or die?
It's the people who are in the wrong who get angry.
Unite for the public safety, if you would remain an independent nation.