Reconnaissance memoranda should always be written in the simplest style and be purely descriptive. They should never stray from their objective by introducing extraneous ideas.
Generals who save troops for the next day are always beaten.
Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.
Arabia was idolatrous when, six centuries after Jesus, Muhammad introduced the worship of the God of Abraham, of Ishmael, of Moses, and Jesus. The Ariyans and some other sects had disturbed the tranquility of the east by agitating the question of the nature of the Father, the son, and the Holy Ghost
Imagination rules the world.
If I were an Englishman, I should esteem the man who advised a war with China to be the greatest living enemy of my country. You would be beaten in the end, and perhaps a revolution in India would follow.
Go Sir, gallop and don't forget that the world was made in six days. You can ask me for anything but not time.
They are the carrion birds of humanity...[speaking of the Jews] are a state within a state. They are certainly not real citizens...The evils of Jews do not stem from individuals but from the fundamental nature of these people.
If you want to get on in this world make many promises, but don't keep them.
Independence, like honor, is a rocky island, without a beach.
Democracy, if it is reasonable, limits itself to giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete and to obtain.
Morality has nothing to do with such a man as I am.
Policemen and prisons ought never to be the means used to bring men back to the practice of religion.
Let the path be open to talent.
Oh Man, Man. How despicable in slavery, how great when fired with the love of freedom!
Nature intended women to be our slaves. They are our property.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander. Napoleon Bonap
France has more need of me than I have need of France.
Orders and decorations are necessary in order to dazzle the people.
I have only one counsel for you - be master.
History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonap
It's the people who are in the wrong who get angry.
It is an approved maxim in war, never to do what the enemy wishes you to do, for this reason alone, that he desires it.
The only victory over love is flight.
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. Napoleon Bonap
A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.
Nothing is more arrogant than the weakness which feels itself supported by power.
Wisdom and policy dictate that we must do as destiny demands and keep peace with the irresistible march of events.
Public esteem is the recompense of honest men.
All things proclaim the existence of God.