You’ll live. Only the best get killed.
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.
I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last.
It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.
Never relinquish the initiative.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro.