I am for the whites because I am white; I have no other reason, and that one is good.
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.
An army marches on its stomach.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
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.
There are so many laws that no one is safe from hanging.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
What is the government? Nothing, unless supported by opinion.
All great events hang by a single thread. The clever man takes advantage of everything, neglects nothing that may give him some added opportunity; the less clever man, by neglecting one thing, sometimes misses everything.
We frustrate many designs against us by pretending not to see them.
The most difficult art is not in the choice of men, but in giving to the men chosen the highest service of which they are capable.
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Circumstances-what are circumstances? I make circumstances.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Lead the ideas of your time and they will accompany and support you; fall behind them and they drag you along with them; oppose them and they will overwhelm you.
It is a mistake, too, to say that the face is the mirror of the soul. The truth is, men are very hard to know, and yet, not to be deceived, we must judge them by their present actions, but for the present only.
The army is the true nobility of our country.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
My maxim was, la carrière est ouverte aux talents, without distinction of birth or fortune.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.