"Monsieur, in my experience when a man is in a position to have, as you say, enemies, then it does not usually resolve itself into one enemy only."
"The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances."
"But it seems to me that a lot of time is wasted by no speaking the truth - by beating about the bush instead of coming straight out with things."
"Mon ami, if you wish to catch a rabbit you put a ferret into the hole, and if the rabbit is there he runs. That is all I have done."