The superior man is never in anyone's way.
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.
All the great captains have performed vast achievements by conforming with the rules of art--by adjusting efforts to obstacles.
Great battles are won with artillery.
Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age.