War is the business of barbarians.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
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.