Let her sleep For when she wakes, She will move mountains.
There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Ambition never is in a greater hurry than I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
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.
The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought.
Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.
Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses; but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost.
History is written by the winners.
The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense; he is always satisfied with himself.
It follows that any commander in chief who undertakes to carry out a plan which he considers defective is at fault; he must put forth his reasons, insist on the plan being changed, and finally tender his resignation rather than be the instrument of h
Read over and over again the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Gustavus, Turenne, Eugene and Frederic. ... This is the only way to become a great general and master the secrets of the art of war.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him.
In war one must lean on an obstacle in order to overcome it.
The purpose of religion is to keep the poor from killing the rich.
Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot...
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
Arabia was idolatrous when, six centuries after Jesus, Muhammad introduced the worship of the God of Abraham, of Ishmael, of Moses, and Jesus. The Ariyans and some other sects had disturbed the tranquility of the east by agitating the question of the nature of the Father, the son, and the Holy Ghost. Muhammad declared that there was none but one God who had no father, no son and that the trinity imported the idea of idolatry...
Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack.
To have a right estimate of a man's character, we must see him in misfortune.
If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion
I see only my objective - the obstacles must give way.
The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of the Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness.
Six hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool,
Victory is not always winning the battle...but rising every time you fall.
The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment.
Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly.
We often get in quicker by the back door than by the front.
Force is the law of animals, men are ruled by conviction.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
Give Me a Turkish Army. I will Conquer world.
We are either kings or pawns of men
My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
The keys of a fortress are always well worth the retirement of the garrison when it is resolved to yield only on those conditions. On this principle it is always wiser to grant an honorable capitulation to a garrison which has made a vigorous resistance than to risk an assault.