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'A picture is worth a thousand words.'


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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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'The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.'


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'The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.'


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'War is the business of barbarians.'


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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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'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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'It requires more courage to suffer than to die.'


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'Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.'


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'The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue courage is only the second virtue.'


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'Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.'


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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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'It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.'


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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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'Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.'


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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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'There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.'


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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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'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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'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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'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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'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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'When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.'


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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 great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.'


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'History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.'


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'What is history but a fable agreed upon?'


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'Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.'


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'History is a set of lies agreed upon.'


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'Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.'


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'Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.'


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'A leader is a dealer in hope.'


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'Imagination rules the world.'


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'The human race is governed by its imagination.'


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'A leader is a dealer in hope.'


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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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'Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.'


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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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'Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.'


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'Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.'


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'There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.'


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'Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.'


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'All religions have been made by men.'


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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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'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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'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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'If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.'


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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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'He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.'


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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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'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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'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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'One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.'


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'Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.'


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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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'Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.'


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'Respect the burden.'


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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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'If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.'


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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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'Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.'


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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.'


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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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'War is the business of barbarians.'


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'The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.'


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'Women are nothing but machines for producing children.'

 

 

 

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