An army which cannot be reenforced is already defeated.
A great reputation is a great noise, the more there is of it, and the further does it swell. Land, monuments, Nations, all fall, but the noise remains, and will reach to other generations.
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
It must be recognized that the real truths of history are hard to discover. Happily, for the most part, they are rather matters of curiosity than of real importance.
Battles are lost or won in 15 minutes
If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.
Good infantry is without doubt the sinews of an army; but if it has to fight a long time against very superior artillery, it will become demoralized and will be destroyed.
Nothing is lost as long as courage remains
The most dangerous moment comes with victory.
Cavalry is useful before, during, and after the battle.
The true wealth of a state consists in the number of its inhabitants, in their toil and industry.
It would be a joke if the conduct of the victor had to be justified to the vanquished.
The only conquests that are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.
I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire.
If obedience is the result of the instinct of the masses, revolt is the result of their thought.
A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. Napoleon Bonapart
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals. Napoleon Bonapart
A man is not dependent upon his fellow creature, when he does not fear death.
Love is the idler's occupation, the warrior's relaxation, and the sovereign's ruination.
Ordinarily men exercise their memory much more than their judgment.
Posterity alone rightly judges kings. Posterity alone has the right to accord or withhold honors.
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
The heart of a statesman should be in his head.
I made all my generals out of mud. Napoleon Bonapart
Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night. Napoleon Bonap
It is not set speeches at the moment of battle that render soldiers brave.
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
I have seen only yoU, I have admired only yoU, I desire only You