Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.
By theme : War  

History is written by winners.
By theme : History  

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
By theme : Women  

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded empires; but upon what do these creations of our genius depend? Upon force, Jesus alone founded His empire upon love; and to this very day millions would die for Him.
By theme : Love  

The worse the man the better the soldier.
By theme : War  

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
By theme : Cynicism   Relations  

In revolutions there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them.
By theme : Politics  

Even in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four.
By theme : Morality   War  

With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
By theme : War   Wisdom  

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
By theme : Wit  

The most dangerous moment comes with victory.
By theme : Politics   War  

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.
By theme : Society  

For my part, it is not the mystery of the incarnation, which I discover in religion, but the mystery of social order, which associates with heaven that idea of equality, which prevents the rich from destroying the poor.
By theme : Religion   Society  

With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
By theme : Behavior   War  

When I was happy I thought I knew men, but it was fated that I should know them in misfortune only.
By theme : Politics   Relations  

Men are led by trifles.
By theme : Behavior   Society  

There are two levers for moving men: interest and fear.
By theme : Business   Politics   Psychology   Society  

Imagination rules the world.
By theme : Politics   Psychology  

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
By theme : Life   War  

The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.
By theme : Childhood   Destiny  

 
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