A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Category Archive: 1769
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
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.