The French complain of everything, and always.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
Occupation is the scythe of time.
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.
Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything.
Who saves his country violates no law.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.
The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see.
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.
In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
Category: Poverty And The Poor
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.