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Quotes By Napoleon Bonaparte
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You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
A true man hates no one.
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
Imagination rules the world.
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
The army is the true nobility of our country.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Respect the burden.
I have only one counsel for you - be master.
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
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.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
A Constitution should be short and obscure.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
England is a nation of shopkeepers.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
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.
With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
An army marches on its stomach.
The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
I made all my generals out of mud.
France has more need of me than I have need of France.
Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
All religions have been made by men.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
The French complain of everything, and always.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Let the path be open to talent.
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Medicines are only fit for old people.
Ambition never is in a greater hurry than I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
The human race is governed by its imagination.
War is the business of barbarians.
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.