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A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
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A Constitution should be short and obscure.
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A leader is a dealer in hope.
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A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
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A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
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A picture is worth a thousand words.
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A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
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A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
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A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
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A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
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A true man hates no one.
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Ability is nothing without opportunity.
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All religions have been made by men.
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Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
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Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
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An army marches on its stomach.
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Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
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Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
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Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
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Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
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England is a nation of shopkeepers.
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Every soldier carries a marshall's baton in his pack.
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Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
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Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
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France has more need of me than I have need of France.
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From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
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Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
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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.
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He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
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He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
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History is a set of lies agreed upon.
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History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
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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.
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I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.
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I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
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I have only one counsel for you - be master.
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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.
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I made all my generals out of mud.
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If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius where reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation.
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If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
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If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
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If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
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If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
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Imagination rules the world.
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Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
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In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
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In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
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In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
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It is the cause and not the death that makes the martyr.
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It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
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It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
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Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.
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Let the path be open to talent.
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Medicines are only fit for old people.
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Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
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Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
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Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.
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Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
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Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions and the legislator should give it the greatest encouragement.
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Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
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One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
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One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
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Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
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Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
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Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
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Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
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Respect the burden.
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Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
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Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
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Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
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Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
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Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
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The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
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The army is the true nobility of our country.
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The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
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The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
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The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
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The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
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The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
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The French complain of everything, and always.
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The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
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The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
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The human race is governed by its imagination.
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The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
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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.
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The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
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The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
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The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.
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The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
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The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
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The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
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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.
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There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
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There are two levers for moving men - interest and fear.
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There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
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There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
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There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
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Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
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To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
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Victory belongs to the most persevering.
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War is the business of barbarians.
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Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
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We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
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When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
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When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
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With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
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Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
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You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
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You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
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