A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
A woman laughing is a woman conquered.
Imagination governs the world.
History is a myth that men agree to believe.
When people cease to complain, they cease to think.
In war, the moral element and public opinion are half the battle.
Our hour is marked, and no one can claim a moment of life beyond what fate has predestined.
I hope before long to press you in my arms and shall shower on you a million burning kisses as under the Equator.
When I had the honor to be a second lieutenant, I ate dry bread, but I never let anyone know that I was poor.
We are either kings or pawns of men
Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.
Adversity is the midwife of genius
Even when I am gone, I shall remain in people's minds the star of their rights, my name will be the war cry of their efforts, the motto of their hopes.
To attach no importance to public opinion, is a proof that you do not merit its suffrage.
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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.
In revolution there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them.
I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world, and yet they lay their hands on everything they can get.
The policies of all powers are inherent in their geography.
Imagination rules the world.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
An army marches on its stomach. Napoleon Bonap
No one but myself can be blamed for my fall. I have been my own greatest enemy-the cause of my own disastrous fate.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
I marvel that whereas the ambitious dreams of my self, Caesar, and Alexander should have vanished into thin air, a Judean peasant-Jesus-s hould be able to stretch His hands across the centuries and control the destinies of men and nations.
In matters of government, justice means force as well as virtue.
Bloodletting is among the ingredients of political medicine.
We often get in quicker by the back door than by the front.
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.
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.