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In the world there are but two powers the sword and the mind, in the long run the latter always beats the former.
 

In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it.
 

In warfare, the mental to the physical is as three is to one.
 

It is an approved maxim in war, never to do what the enemy wishes you to do, for this reason alone, that he desires it.
 

It is cowardice to commit suicide.
[Suicide]
 

It is in the workshops of the country that the most successful war is waged against an enemy, at least it does not cost a drop of its people's blood.
 

It is not enough that I succeed - everyone else must fail.- Adapted from Hannibal.
 

It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr.
 

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

It is the province of honest men to enlighten the government.
 

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
[Suffering]
 

Kiss the feet of Popes provided their hands are tied
 

Let China sleep. For when China wakes, it will shake the world.
 

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.
[Mother]
 

Let the path be open to talent.
 

Malice delights to blacken the characters of prominent men.
 

Many a one commits a reprehensible action, who is at bottom an honorable man, because man seldom acts upon natural impulse, but from some secret passion of the moment which lies hidden and concealed within the narrowest folds of his heart.
 

Medicines are only fit for old people.
 

Men are led by trifles.
[Trifles]
 

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


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