Temerity is not always successful.
Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war.
It is better that a guilty man should not be brought to trial than that he should be acquitted.
There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.
Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies’ resources, and minimized their own.
Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them.
There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.
There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.