The best way to keep one's word is
not to give it.
Men of genius are meteors destined
to burn themselves out in lighting
up their age.
The torment of precautions often
exceeds the dangers to be
avoided. It is sometimes better
to abandon one's self to destiny.
Nothing is more difficult, and
therefore more precious, than to be
able to decide.
Let France have good mothers, and
she will have good sons.
Take time to deliberate, but when
the time for action has arrived,
stop thinking and go in.
Religion is excellent stuff for
keeping common people quiet.
Ambition is never content, even on
the summit of greatness.
Ambition never is in a greater
hurry that I; it merely keeps pace
with circumstances and with my
general way of thinking.