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I made all my generals out of mud.

I search in vain in history to find the similar to Jesus Christ, or anything which can approach the gospel. - Neither history, nor humanity, nor the ages, nor nature, offer me anything with which I am able to compare or explain it. - There is nothing there which is not beyond the march of events and above the human mind. - What happiness it gives to those who believe it! What marvels there which those admire who reflect upon it!

I was born and made for work.

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.

If I had 100,000 Croatians, I would conquer the world.

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

If the whole world was a state, Istanbul would be the capital of it.

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

If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

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

Imagination rules the world.

Immortality is the best recollection one leaves.

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

In a great nation, the majority are incapable of judging wisely of things.

In choosing a wife, a man does not renounce his mother, and still less is he justified in breaking her heart.

In great crisis, it is the lot of women to soften our misfortunes.

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.

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

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