Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Ambition never is in a greater hurry than I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
A Constitution should be short and obscure.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.