The public spirit is in the hands of the man who knows how to make use of it.
The reason I beat the Austrians is, they did not known the value of five minutes
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
A prince should suspect everything.
Give me enough medals and Iâ€™ll win you any war
The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
My success and everything good that I have done, I owe to my mother.
All becomes easy when we follow the current of opinion; it is the ruler of the world.
If you start to take Vienna - take Vienna
The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest. All great revolutions originate in fear, for the play of interests does not lead to accomplishment.
There is no real force without justice.
Military despotism represses generous sentiments, priestly tyranny stifles them.
It is in times of difficulty that great nations like great men display the whole energy of their character and become an object of admiration to posterity.
I have never loved anyone for love's sake except, perhaps, Josephine - a little.
The leader's role is to define reality, then give hope
The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good.
I have noticed in every campaign that I have fought-that there is a key segment of time, somewhere between 13 and 15 minutes in which the battle is won or lost. I focus on that segment of time, and I win.
In time of revolution, with perseverance and courage, a soldier should think nothing impossible.
An aristocracy is the true support of a monarchy.
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.
The most constant, the most powerful, and the most generous of all my enemies.
The purpose of religion is to keep the poor from killing the rich.
In a great nation, the majority are incapable of judging wisely of things.
There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
When Monarchs abuse the rights with which they have been invested by the confidence of the people, and bring down upon their heads the calamity of war, the people have the right to withdraw their allegiance.
Champagne! In victory, one deserves it; in defeat one needs it.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.