One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought.
In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.
The human race is governed by its imagination.
It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.