Impossible is in the dictionary of fools.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
My maxim was, la carrière est ouverte aux talents, without distinction of birth or fortune.
You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her decks? I have no time for such nonsense.
To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity.
Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.