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In civil war it is not given to every man to know how to conduct himself. There is something more than military prudence necessary; there is need of sagacity and the knowledge of men. Napoleon Bonaparte
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War is a lottery in which nations ought to risk nothing but small amounts. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The issue of a battle is the result of an instant, of a thought. There is the advance, with its various combinations, the battle is joined, the struggle goes on a certain time, the decisive moment presents itself, a spark of genius discloses it, and the smallest body of reserves accomplish victory. Napoleon Bonaparte
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To plan to reserve cavalry for the finish of the battle, is to have no conception of the power of combined infantry and cavalry charges, either for attack or for defense. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In France, only the impossible is admired. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The career open to the talents. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I love a brave soldier who has undergone, le bapteme du fer [baptism of fire], whatever nation he may belong to. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A great reputation is a great noise, the more there is of it, the further does it swell. Land, monuments, nations, all fall, but the noise remains, and will reach to other generations. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Theology in religion is what poisons are in food. Napoleon Bonaparte
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To be believed, make the truth unbelievable. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions and the legislator should give it the greatest encouragement. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Even in war moral power is to physical as three parts out of four. Napoleon Bonaparte
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From first to last, Jesus is the same; always the same - majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The sight of a battlefield after the fight is enough to inspire princes with a love of peace and a horror of war. Napoleon Bonaparte
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There is no class of men so difficult to be managed in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched. Napoleon Bonaparte
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All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before one single word - faith. Napoleon Bonaparte
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But it is at home and not in public that one should wash ones dirty linen. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Give me enough medals and I"ll win you any war Napoleon Bonaparte
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I would rather have a general who was lucky than one who was good. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Europe thus divided into nationalities freely formed and free internally, peace between States would have become easier: the United States of Europe would become a possibility. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Liberty is a need felt by a small class of people whom nature has endowed with nobler minds than the mass of men;.... Consequently, it may be repressed with impunity. Equality, on the other hand, pleases the masses. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The worse the man the better the soldier. If soldiers be not corrupt they ought to be made so. Napoleon Bonaparte
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England would be better off without Canada; it keeps her in a prepared state for war at a great expense and constant irritation. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Battles are lost or won in 15 minutes Napoleon Bonaparte
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Oh Man, Man. How despicable in slavery, how great when fired with the love of freedom! Napoleon Bonaparte
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No one but myself can be blamed for my fall. I have been my own greatest enemy-the cause of my own disastrous fate. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The object of war is victory, the object of victory is conquest, and the object of conquest is occupation. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Unavailable wars are always just. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. Napoleon Bonaparte
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From triumph to downfall there is but one step. I have noted that, in the most momentous occasions, mere nothings have always decided the outcome of the greatest events. Napoleon Bonaparte
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All systems of morality are fine. The Gospel alone has exhibited a complete assemblage of the principles of morality divested of all absurdity. It is not composed, like your creed, of a few commonplace sentences put in bad verse. Do you wish to see that which is really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Mankind are in the end always governed by superiority of intellectual faculties, and none are more sensible of this than the military profession. When, on my return from Italy, I assumed the dress of the Institute, and associated with men of science, I knew what I was doing: I was sure of not being misunderstood by the lowest drummer boy in the army. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Generals are not to be too scrupulous. Napoleon Bonaparte
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War,-the trade of barbarians! Napoleon Bonaparte
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We are born, we live, we die among supernatural. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Victory and disaster establish indestructible bonds between armies and their commanders. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Insubordination may only be the evidence of a strong mind. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In war, men are nothing, one man is everything. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I would believe any religion that could prove it had existed since the beginning of the world. But when I see Socrates, Plato, Moses, and Mohammed I do not think there is such a one. All religions owe their origin to man. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Strong coffee, much strong coffee, is what awakens me. Coffee gives me warmth, waking, an unusual force and a pain that is not without very great pleasure. Napoleon Bonaparte
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What is a throne? - a bit of wood gilded and covered in velvet. I am the state- I alone am here the representative of the people. Even if I had done wrong you should not have reproached me in public - people wash their dirty linen at home. France has more need of me than I of France. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The Mohammedan religion is the finest of all Napoleon Bonaparte
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Muhammad was a prince; he rallied his compatriots around him. In a few years, the Muslims conquered half of the world. They plucked more souls from false gods, knocked down more idols, razed more pagan temples in fifteen years than the followers of Moses and Jesus did in fifteen centuries. Muhammad was a great man. He would indeed have been a god, if the revolution that he had performed had not been prepared by the circumstances. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In war there is but one favorable moment; the great art is to seize it! Napoleon Bonaparte
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Space we can recover; time never. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Read over and over again the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Gustavus, Turenne, Eugene and Frederic. ... This is the only way to become a great general and master the secrets of the art of war. Napoleon Bonaparte
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If you wage war, do it energetically and with severity. This is the only way to make it shorter and consequently less inhuman. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It should not be believed that a march of three or four days in the wrong direction can be corrected by a countermarch. As a rule, this is to make two mistakes instead of one. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is the business of cavalry to follow up the victory, and to prevent the beaten army from rallying. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In war, the moral element and public opinion are half the battle. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Unity of command is essential to the economy of time. Warfare in the field was like a siege: by directing all one's force to a single point a breach might be made, and the equilibrium of opposition destroyed. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I have destroyed the enemy merely by marches. Napoleon Bonaparte
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My enemies make appointments at my tomb. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The worse the troops the greater the need of artillery. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Revolutions are good times for soldiers of talent and courage. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is easier to brave and threaten, than to conquer an enemy. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Good and decent people must be protected and persuaded by gentle means, but the rabble must be led by terror. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A man made for public life and authority never takes account of personalities; he only takes account of things, of their weight and their conseqences. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Passions change, politics are immutable. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Nothing is more arrogant than the weakness which feels itself supported by power. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The first method is that of a schemer and leads only to mediocre results; the other method is the path of genius and changes the face of the world. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Force is the law of animals, men are ruled by conviction. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A magistrate is not a father; he must be just and severe. Only tyrants are fathers. Napoleon Bonaparte
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When Monarchs abuse the rights with which they have been invested by the confidence of the people, and bring down upon their heads the calamity of war, the people have the right to withdraw their allegiance. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A man is not dependent upon his fellow creature, when he does not fear death. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Better to have an open enemy, than hidden friends. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The life of a citizen is the property of his country. Napoleon Bonaparte
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So you think the police foresees and knows everything. The police invents more than it discovers. Napoleon Bonaparte
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