The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other. They are worse than ever when, at the termination of their punishment, they return to society.
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.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
The true policy of a government is to make use of an aristocracy, but under the forms and in the spirit of democracy.
The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquest over ourselves.
Ability has nothing to do with opportunity.
War – the trade of barbarians, and the art of bringing the greatest physical force to bear on a single point.
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
Love is the idler’s occupation, the warrior’s relaxation, and the sovereign’s ruination.