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" A Constitution should be short and obscure. "
" Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight. "
" The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. "
" A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it. "
" There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed. "
" The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind. "
" Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them. "
" When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes. "
" Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. "
" We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. "
" Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues. "
" From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us. "
" 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 principles which direct them. "
" The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means. "
" A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view. "
" If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. "
" With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything. "
" It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well. "
" A true man hates no one. "
" I made all my generals out of mud. "
" Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. "
" If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. "
" The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely. "
" Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. "
" If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. "
" The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need. "
" If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. "
" The human race is governed by its imagination. "
" Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. "
" The French complain of everything, and always. "
" A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories. "