What are the conditions that make for the superiority of an army? Its internal organization, military habits in officers and men, the confidence of each in themselves; that is to say, bravery, patience, and all that is contained in the idea of moral means.
When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day.
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.