rules the world.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes
a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to
be the one or the other.
If you wish to be a success in the
world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
He who fears being conquered is
sure of defeat.
When small men attempt great
enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of
If you want a thing done well, do
Ability is nothing without
The strong man is the one who is
able to intercept at will the communication between the senses
and the mind.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity
A man will fight harder for his
interests than for his rights.
There is only one step from the
sublime to the ridiculous.
Men take only their needs into consideration
‒ never their
There are only two forces that unite men
‒ fear and interest.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but
those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the
means to carry it out.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Soldiers generally win battles;
generals get credit for them.
interrupt your enemy
when he is making a mistake.
The truest wisdom is a resolute
When firmness is sufficient,
rashness is unnecessary.
In politics... never retreat,
never admit a mistake. >>>
A true man hates no one.
A picture is worth a thousand
The best cure for the body is a
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.
There are only two forces in the
world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will
always be conquered by the spirit.
Music is the voice that tells us
that the human race is greater than it knows.