Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.
I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.
The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.
Category: Army And Navy
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
The torment of precautions often exceeds often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
Character is victory organized.
Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.
Category: Christians And Christianity
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.
A Constitution should be short and obscure.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
I have only one counsel for you -- be master.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.