From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us. Napoleon Bonap
In tragedy great men are more truly great than in history. We see them only in the crises which unfold them.
Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.
We walk faster when we walk alone.
Whatever misanthropists may say, ingrates and the perverse are exceptions in the human species.
History is written by the winners.
Put your iron hand in a velvet glove.
It is necessary for the heart to feel as for the body to be fed.
A portion of the multitude must ever be coerced.
Timid and cowardly soldiers cause the loss of a nation's independence; but pusillanimous magistrates destroy the empire of the laws, the rights of the throne, and even social order itself.
In a great nation, the majority are incapable of judging wisely of things.
The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
All the great captains have performed vast achievements by conforming with the rules of art--by adjusting efforts to obstacles.
Artillery is more essential to cavalry than to infantry, because cavalry has no fire for its defence, but depends on the sabre.
A constitution should be framed so as not to impede the action of government, nor force the government to its violation.
Do you know what is more hard to bear than the reverses of fortune? It is the baseness, the hideous ingratitude, of man.
Our credulity is a part of the imperfection of our natures. It is inherent in us to desire to generalize, when we ought, on the contrary, to guard ourselves very carefully from thistendency.
To a father who loves his children victor has no charms. When the heart speaks, glory itself is an illusion.
The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable.
It is neither holy, Roman or an empire.
Rascality has limits; stupidity has not.
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
When people cease to complain, they cease to think.
It's not the size of the army but the power within the army.
Victory belongs to the most persevering. Napoleon Bonap
Great men grow tired of contentedness.
The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. Napoleon Bonapart
It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
A new-born Government must shine and astonish - the moment it loses its Ã©clat it falls.