Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration
Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform...
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.
Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
A Constitution should be short and obscure
Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make ourselves its slave
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone...
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Truth fears no question.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
I have only one counsel for you - be master.
There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.