Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
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.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
Men take only their needs into consideration – never their abilities.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
War is the business of barbarians.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.