Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
I have only one counsel for you – be master.
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.
The army is the true nobility of our country.
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.