If you wish to be a sucess in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
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 principals which direct them.
"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it."
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin pricks that precede cannon shots.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping the common people quiet.
What is history but a fable agreed upon.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
There are two levers for moving men interest and fear.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.
Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.
Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost.
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
We must laugh at man, to avoid crying for him.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
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
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
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.
Time is the great art of man.