Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make ourselves its slave
Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
There are two kinds of fidelity - that of dogs and that of cats; and...
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
The human race is governed by its imagination.
Let the path be open to talent.
Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances...
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level...
Providence is always on the side of the last reserve
Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love...
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we...
A soul you say? Give my pocketwatch to a savage and he'll think it has...
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and...
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.
Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it...
Music is essentially useless, as is life
Music is like girlfriends to me; I'm continually astonished by the choices other people make.
Music is the balm that heals the forlorn ache of a distant star.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates...