"Chance is the providence of adventurers."
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"Ability is of little account without opportunity."
"One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority."
"Secrets travel fast in Paris."
"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet."
"With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything."
"Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them."
"Respect the burden."
"A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view."
"When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possible with a long nose."
"Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult."
"If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing."
"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it."
"Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent."
"The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man."
"When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes."
"In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake."
"In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap."
"In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it."
"The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see."
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