A nation recruits men more easily than it can retrieve its honour.
The Emperor died forsaken by all, on this horrible rock. (St. Helena) His death struggle was awful!
The only victory over love is flight.
Success is the most convincing talker in the world.
The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.
A society without religion is like a vessel without compass.
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.
An army's effectiveness depends on its size, training, experience, and morale, and morale is worth more than any of the other factors combined.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonap
Rascality has limits; stupidity has not.
Patriotism is a word which represents a noble idea.
The secret of war lies in the communications.
To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war.
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
A faithful friend is the true image of the Deity.
Democracy, if it is reasonable, limits itself to giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete and to obtain.
What is a throne? - a bit of wood gilded and covered in velvet. I am the state- I alone am here the representative of the people. Even if I had done wrong you should not have reproached me in public - people wash their dirty linen at home. France has more need of me than I of France.
Leaders deal in hope.
Men soon get tired of shedding their blood for the advantage of a few individuals, who think they amply reward the soldiers perils with the treasures they amass.
This year has begun hopefully for right thinkers. After all these centuries of feudal barbarism and political slavery, it is surprising to see how the word of 'liberty' sets minds on fire.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
It is the success which makes great men.
How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death.
Rigorous authority and justice are the kindness of kings.
Providence is always on the side of the last reserve.
Surely in a matter of this kind we should endeavor to do something, that we may say that we have not lived in vain, that we may leave some impress of ourselves on the sands of time.
A great European federative system alone can be favourable to the development of civilisation.
Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.
Civilization does everything for the mind and favors it entirely at the expense of the body.
Which is heavier: a soldier's pack or a slave's chains?