Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.
Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.
Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.
The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.
Our army is composed of the scum of the earth - the mere scum of the earth.
When my journal appears, many statues must come down.
It is not the business of generals to shoot one another.
Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious.
The only thing I am afraid of is fear.
An extraordinary affair. I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them.