Public instruction should be the first object of government.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.
Great people are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted.
True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.
Category: Heroes And Heroism
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
Category: History And Historians
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
The human race is governed by its imagination.
Imagination rules the world.
Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
Category: Jesus Christ
A leader is a dealer in hope.
An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.
Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack.