To listen to the interests of all marks an ordinary government; to foresee them marks a great government.
Who saves his country violates no law.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
In war, as in love, we must come into contact before we triumph.
Promptly improve your accidents.
Do you know what astonished me the most in this world? The inability of force to create anything.
A book in which there were no lies would be a curiosity.
A commander in chief ought to say to himself several times a day: If the enemy should appear on my front, on my right, on my left, what would I do? And if the question finds him uncertain, he is not well placed, he is not as he should be, and he should remedy it.
Impossible is the word found only in a fool's dictionary. Wise people create opportunities for themselves and make everything possible...
In a great nation, the majority are incapable of judging wisely of things.
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
He, who practices right, but in the hope of acquiring great renown, is very near to vice.
Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we will write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time.
There is no power without justice.
The nature of Christ is, I grant it, from one end to another, a web of mysteries; but this mysteriousness does not correspond to the difficulties which all existence contains. Let it be rejected, and the whole world is an enigma; let it be accepted, and we possess a wonderful explanation of the hist
Battles are lost or won in 15 minutes
Adversity is the midwife of genius
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
Malice delights to blacken the characters of prominent men.
What a beautiful fix we are in now; peace has been declared.
Leaders deal in hope.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonapart
The only victory over love is flight.
Terrorism, War & Bankruptcy are caused by the privatization of money, issued as a debt and compounded by interest.
Public opinion is a mysterious and invisible power, to which everything must yield. There is nothing more fickle, more vague, or more powerful; yet capricious as it is, it is nevertheless much more often true, reasonable, and just, than we imagine.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet. Napoleon Bonapart
An army which cannot be regularly recruited is a doomed army.
Machiavelli is right: one always must live with one's friends with the idea that they may turn into one's enemies. He should have said, with everyone.