The tools belong to the man who can use them.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks. Napoleon Bonapart
Ability is noting without opportunity
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
Force is the law of animals, men are ruled by conviction.
Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly.
The first quality of the commander-in-chief is a cool head to receive a correct impression of things. He should not allow himself to be confused by either good or bad news.
Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.
Never depend on the multitude, full of instability and whims; always take precautions against it.
A faithful friend is the true image of the Deity.
Jesus Chris was more than man.
Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight. Napoleon Bonapart
I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest.
For my part, it is not the mystery of the incarnation which I discover in religion, but the mystery of social order, which associates with heaven that idea of equality which prevents the rich from destroying the poor
Across the chasm of eighteen hundred years Jesus Christ makes a demand which is beyond all others difficult to satisfy. He asks that for which a philosopher may often seek in vain at the hands of his friends, or a father of his children, or a bride of her spouse, or a man of his brother. He asks for
The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.
Generals are not to be too scrupulous.
Among so many conflicting ideas and so many different perspectives, the honest man is confused and distressed and the skeptic becomes wicked ... Since one must take sides, one might as well choose the side that is victorious, the side which devastates, loots, and burns. Considering the alternative,
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
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.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
My dominion ends where that of conscience begins.
Against attempts on my life, I trust in my luck, my good genius, and my guards.
If it had not been for the English I should have been emperor of the East, but wherever there is water to float a ship we are sure to find them in our way.
The man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.
The only victory over love is flight.
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.