It is the cause and not the death that makes the martyr.
Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make ourselves its slave
War is the business of barbarians.
A soul you say? Give my pocketwatch to a savage and he'll think it has...
Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Life is strewn with so many dangers, and can be the source of so many...
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
Public morals are natural complements of all laws: they are by themselves an entire code.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
The only victory over love is flight.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
France has more need of me than I have need of France.
Medicines are only fit for old people.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.