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A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.   Life
A Constitution should be short and obscure.   Life
A leader is a dealer in hope.   Life
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.   Life
A picture is worth a thousand words.   Life
A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can ...   Life
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.   Life
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.   Life
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.   Life
A true man hates no one.   Life
Ability is nothing without opportunity.   Life
Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with...   Life
An army marches on its stomach.   Life
Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.   Life
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.   Life
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even...   Life
England is a nation of shopkeepers.   Life
Every soldier carries a marshall's baton in his pack.   Life
Few things are brought to a sucessful issue by impetuous desire, but m...   Life
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.   Life
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...   Life
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.   Life
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.   History
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with...   Life
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.   Life
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.   Politics
History is a set of lies agreed upon.   Life
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agre...   History
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of governm...   Life
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.   Life
I have only one counsel for you - be master.   Life
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a mu...   Life
I made all my generals out of mud.   Life
If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertak...   Life
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life ...   Religion
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede c...   Peace
If you start to take Vienna - take Vienna.   Life
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.   Life
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver ...   Life
Imagination rules the world.   Life
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.   Life
In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less v...   Life
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.   Life
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.   Life
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.   Life
Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.   Life
Let the path be open to talent.   Life
Medicines are only fit for old people.   Life
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their vi...   Life
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest   Life
Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.   Life
Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions and the l...   Life
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompet...   Life
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.   Life
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be abl...   Life
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.   Life
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow ...   Life
Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.   Life
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet   Life
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.   Religion
Respect the burden.   Life
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use m...   Life
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.   Life
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.   Life
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more ...   Life
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.   Life
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.   Life
The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to lo...   Life
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only...   Life
The French complain of everything, and always.   Life
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to on...   Life
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influenc...   Life
The human race is governed by its imagination.   Life
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.   Life
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who ...   Life
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communi...   Life
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.   Life
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It...   Life
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In t...   Life
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.   Life
There are two levers for moving men - interest and fear.   Life
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.   Life
Vanity made the [French] Revolution; liberty was only a pretext.   Life
Victory belongs to the most persevering.   Life
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.   Life
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.   Life
What is history but a fable agreed upon?   History
When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possib...   Life
With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.   Life
Women are nothing but machines for producing children.   Life
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the...   Life
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all...   Life