I made all my generals out of mud.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
France has more need of me than I have need of France.
Let the path be open to talent.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Imagination rules the world.
Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.