England is a nation of shopkeepers.
The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.
With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.