A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
Europe is a molehill. All great empires and revolutions have been on the Orient; six hundred millions live there.
I know he's a good general, but is he lucky?
One might as well try to charge through a wall.
Muhammad was a great man, an intrepid soldier; with a handful of men he triumphed at the battle of Bender (sic); a great captain, eloquent, a great man of state, he revived his fatherland and created a new people and a new power in the middle of Arabia.