An army ought to be ready every moment to offer all the resistance of which it is capable.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude.
The moment of greatest peril is the moment of victory.
Obedience to public authority ought not to be based either on ignorance or stupidity.
The laws of circumstance are abolished by new circumstances.
Europe has its history, often tragic, though at intervals consoling. But to speak of any universally recognized national rights or that these rights have played any part in its history, is to play with the powers of public credulity. Always the first duty of a state has been its safety; the pledge of its safety, its power; and the limits of its power, that intelligence of which each has been made the depository. When the great powers have proclaimed any other principle, it has been only for their own purposes, and the smaller powers have never received any benefit from it.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Some people did not like this ceremonious style. But after all when you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.