What is the future? What is the past? What are we? What is the magic fluid that surrounds us and conceals the things we most need to know? We live and die in the midst of marvels.
Tis a principle of war that when you can use the lightning, 'tis better than cannon.
Men grow old quickly on the battlefield.
Ordinary men died, men of iron were taken prisoner: I only brought back with me men of bronze.
I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of the Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness.
War is like government, a matter of tact.
I know he's a good general, but is he lucky?
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
Peoples of Egypt , you will be told that I have come to destroy your religion. Do not believe it! Reply that I have come to restore your rights!
Soldiers! Forty centuries behold you!
Charges of cavalry are equally useful at the beginning, the middle and the end of a battle. They should be made always, if possible, on the flanks of the infantry, especially when the latter is engaged in front.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
One might as well try to charge through a wall.
There must be Religion. Otherwise the poor would murder the rich.
An army's effectiveness depends on its size, training, experience, and morale, and morale is worth more than any of the other factors combined.
Prison, blood, death, create enthusiasts and martyrs, and bring forth courage and desperate resolution.
Everything is more or less organized matter. To think so is against religion, but I think so just the same.
Clever policy consists in making nations believe they are free.
Each state claims the right to control interests foreign to itself when those interests are such that it can control them without putting its own interests in danger. other powers only recognize this right of intervening in proportion as the country doing it has the power to do it.
There are two merits that glorify a person: being courageous for a man and being virtuous for a woman. Besides these two, there is another merit that glorifies both man and woman: so much loving the homeland to an extent with being ready to sacrifice his/her life, if needed. Turks are such courageou
Friendship is but a name. I love no one.
Bloodletting is among the ingredients of political medicine.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. Napoleon Bonap
Men will risk their lives, even die for ribbons.
Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception.
To live, is to suffer; and the honest man is always fighting to be master of his own mind.
Kiss the feet of Popes provided their hands are tied.
Nothing is lost as long as courage remains
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Napoleon Bonap
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.