A leader is a dealer in hope.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr.
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
It is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Occupation is the scythe of time.
There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.
The torment of precautions often exceeds often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.