Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
France has more need of me than I have need of France.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
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 act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
The human race is governed by its imagination.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
An army marches on its stomach.
A Constitution should be short and obscure.
Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.