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
Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the...
There are times when a battle decides everything, and there are times when the most...
Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration
There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who...
With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
Public morals are natural complements of all laws: they are by themselves an entire code.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.
There are two kinds of fidelity - that of dogs and that of cats; and...
It is the cause and not the death that makes the martyr.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love...
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and...
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
A Constitution should be short and obscure.
Respect the burden.