Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes & Wallpapers

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total Quotes: 981

I may lose a battle but I will never lose a minute. Napoleon Bonaparte

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest. All great revolutions originate in fear, for the play of interests does not lead to accomplishment. Napoleon Bonaparte

My dominion ends where that of conscience begins. Napoleon Bonaparte

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen. To become a good man, one must have faithful friends, or outright enemies. Napoleon Bonaparte

All Italians are plunderers. [It., Gli Italiani tutti ladroni.] Not all but a good part. Napoleon Bonaparte

But it is at home and not in public that one should wash ones dirty linen. [Fr., Car c'est en famille, ce n'est pas en public, qu'un lave son linge sale.] Napoleon Bonaparte

History paints the human heart. Napoleon Bonaparte

Give me enough medals and I'll win you any war Napoleon Bonaparte

A woman laughing is a woman conquered. Napoleon Bonaparte

A beautiful woman like eyes, and a good heart; One is a beautiful thing, and other treasures. Napoleon Bonaparte

When I had the honor to be a second lieutenant, I ate dry bread, but I never let anyone know that I was poor. Napoleon Bonaparte

My success and everything good that I have done, I owe to my mother. Napoleon Bonaparte

The people must not be counted upon; they cry indifferently : Long live the King! and Long live the Conspirators! a proper direction must be given to them, and proper instruments employed to effect it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Whatever misanthropists may say, ingrates and the perverse are exceptions in the human species. Napoleon Bonaparte

I do not believe it is in our nature to love impartially. We deceive ourselves when we think we can love two beings, even our own children, equally. There is always a dominant affection. Napoleon Bonaparte

We are made weak both by idleness and distrust of ourselves. Unfortunate, indeed, is he who suffers from both. If he is a mere individual he becomes nothing; if he is a king he is lost. Napoleon Bonaparte

Laws which are consistent in theory often prove chaotic in practice. Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him. Napoleon Bonaparte

The mind of a general ought to resemble and be as clear as the field-glass of a telescope. Napoleon Bonaparte

Christ alone has succeeded in so raising the mind of man towards the unseen that it become insensible to the barriers of time and space. Napoleon Bonaparte

The bullet that will kill me is not yet cast. Napoleon Bonaparte

Power is founded upon opinion. Napoleon Bonaparte

The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance. Napoleon Bonaparte

How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death. Napoleon Bonaparte

There are in Europe many good generals, but they see too many things at once. I see one thing, namely the enemy's main body. I try to crush it, confident that secondary matters will then settle themselves. Napoleon Bonaparte

You do not get peace by shouting: Peace. Peace is a meaningless word; what we need is a glorious peace. Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of war is to gain time when your strength is inferior. Napoleon Bonaparte

Bloodletting is among the ingredients of political medicine. Napoleon Bonaparte

A great European federative system alone can be favourable to the development of civilisation. Napoleon Bonaparte

We live and die in the midst of marvels. Napoleon Bonaparte

I have come to realise that men are not born to be free. Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it. Napoleon Bonaparte

The bayonet has always been the weapon of the brave and the chief tool of victory Napoleon Bonaparte

The Turks can be killed, but they can never be conquered. Napoleon Bonaparte

If it had not been for the English I should have been emperor of the East, but wherever there is water to float a ship we are sure to find them in our way. Napoleon Bonaparte

I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me. Napoleon Bonaparte

All religions have been made by men. Napoleon Bonaparte

I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne. Napoleon Bonaparte

When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity. Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is more destructive than the charge of artillery on a crowd. Napoleon Bonaparte

The best generals are those who have served in the artillery. Napoleon Bonaparte

Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot... Napoleon Bonaparte

It follows that any commander in chief who undertakes to carry out a plan which he considers defective is at fault; he must put forth his reasons, insist on the plan being changed, and finally tender his resignation rather than be the instrument of h Napoleon Bonaparte

I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world, and yet they lay their hands on everything they can get. Napoleon Bonaparte

Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man. Napoleon Bonaparte

The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone. Napoleon Bonaparte

In tragedy great men are more truly great than in history. We see them only in the crises which unfold them. Napoleon Bonaparte

Fashion condemns us to many follies, the greatest is to make oneself its slave. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter. Napoleon Bonaparte

Treaties are observed as long as they are in harmony with interests. Napoleon Bonaparte

Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power. Napoleon Bonaparte

The world soffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people. Napoleon Bonaparte

I pay attention only to what people do or say. I never pay attention to what they think. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, character and opinion make more than half of the reality. Napoleon Bonaparte

Policemen and prisons ought never to be the means used to bring men back to the practice of religion. Napoleon Bonaparte

The only way to lead people is to show them a future: a leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte

All great events hang by a single thread. The clever man takes advantage of everything, neglects nothing that may give him some added opportunity; the less clever man, by neglecting one thing, sometimes misses everything. Napoleon Bonaparte

For my part, it is not the mystery of the incarnation which I discover in religion, but the mystery of social order, which associates with heaven that idea of equality which prevents the rich from destroying the poor Napoleon Bonaparte

There is only one thing in this world, and that is to keep acquiring money and more money, power and more power. All the rest is meaningless. Napoleon Bonaparte

Give me a man with a good allowance of nose, . . . when I want any good head-work done I choose a man-provided his education has been suitable-with a long nose. Napoleon Bonaparte

It's the unconquerable soul of man, and not the nature of the weapon he uses, that ensures victory Napoleon Bonaparte

True wisdom, in general, consists in energetic determination. Napoleon Bonaparte

All the great captains have performed vast achievements by conforming with the rules of art-by adjusting efforts to obstacles. Napoleon Bonaparte

France needs nothing so much to promote her regeneration as good mothers. Napoleon Bonaparte

The worse the man, the better the soldier. Napoleon Bonaparte

Die young, and I shall accept your death-but not if you have lived without glory, without being useful to your country, without leaving a trace of your existence: for that is not to have lived at all. Napoleon Bonaparte

Every hour of lost time is a chance of future misfortune. Napoleon Bonaparte

Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe. Napoleon Bonaparte

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