Born: August 15, 1769
Died: May 5, 1821
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Imagination rules the world.
A true man hates no one.
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
An army marches on its stomach.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.