A leader is a dealer in hope.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
All religions have been made by men.
Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
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.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
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.
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.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
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.
Imagination rules the world.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.