The first quality for a commander-in-chief is a cool head to receive a correct impression of things. He should not allow himself to be confused by either good or bad news.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
The French complain of everything, and always.
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
The heart of a statesman must be in his head.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can break through into a girl's heart.