The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonapart
The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.
The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world
When I was happy I thought I knew men, but it was fated that I should know them in misfortune only.
Everything is more or less organized matter. To think so is against religion, but I think so just the same.
History is a myth that men agree to believe.
Secrets travel fast in Paris.
Take a dose of medicine once, and in all probability you will be obliged to take an additional hundred afterwards
In revolution there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them.
A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him
Those who failed to oppose me, who readily agreed with me and accepted all my views, were those who did me the most injury.
Better to have a known enemy than a forced ally.
The practice of law sharpens the mind by making it narrow.
Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.
Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.
I am conquered less by fortune than by the egotism and ingratitude of my companions in arms.
Go Sir, gallop and don't forget that the world was made in six days. You can ask me for anything but not time.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
It is with artillery that war is made.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity.
Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it is that to which the legislator ought to give the greatest encouragement.
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it. Napoleon Bonap
We are either kings or pawns of men
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.
Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.
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.
There is only one favorable moment in war; talent consists in knowing how to seize it.
How many really capable men are children more than once during the day!
Speeches pass away, but acts remain.