In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
Public morals are natural complements of all laws: they are by themselves an entire code.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level...
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of...
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done...
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love...
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life...
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich
The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it...
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
There are two kinds of fidelity - that of dogs and that of cats; and...
The art of government is not to let me grow stale.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
Providence is always on the side of the last reserve
The longer I live, the more faith I have in Providence, and the less faith...
When I contemplate the interposition of Providence, as it was visibly manifested, in guiding us...