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Napoleon Bonaparte
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To be believed make the truth unbelievable. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is in times of difficulty that great nations like great men display the whole energy of their character and become an object of admiration to posterity. Napoleon Bonaparte

The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense; he is always satisfied with himself. Napoleon Bonaparte

I saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword. Napoleon Bonaparte

Wisdom and policy dictate that we must do as destiny demands and keep peace with the irresistible march of events. Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is only one favorable moment in war; talent consists in knowing how to seize it. Napoleon Bonaparte

I have noticed in every campaign that I have fought-that there is a key segment of time, somewhere between 13 and 15 minutes in which the battle is won or lost. I focus on that segment of time, and I win. Napoleon Bonaparte

Called to the throne by the voice of the people, my maxim has always been: A career open to talent without distinction of birth. It is this system of equality for which the European oligarchy detests me Napoleon Bonaparte

The conscience is the inviolable asylum of the liberty of man. 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

A well-composed song strikes the mind and softens the feelings, and produces a greater effect than a moral work, which convinces our reason, but does not warm our feelings, nor effect the slightest alteration in our habits. Napoleon Bonaparte

The nature of Christ is, I grant it, from one end to another, a web of mysteries; but this mysteriousness does not correspond to the difficulties which all existence contains. Let it be rejected, and the whole world is an enigma; let it be accepted, and we posses a wonderful explanation of the history of man. Napoleon Bonaparte

What a solace Christianity must be to one who has an undoubted conviction of its truth! Napoleon Bonaparte

From first to last, Jesus is the same; always the same-majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle. Napoleon Bonaparte

Jesus Chris was more than man. Napoleon Bonaparte

Love is the occupation of the idle man, the amusement of a busy one, and the shipwreck of a sovereign. Napoleon Bonaparte

I have doubtless erred more or less in politics, but a crime I never committed. Napoleon Bonaparte

Suicide is a crime the most revolting to the feelings; nor does any reason suggest itself to our understanding by which it can be justified. It certainly originates in that species of fear which we denominate poltroonery. For what claim can that man have to courage who trembles at the frowns of fortunes? True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life in whatever shape they may challenge him to combat. Napoleon Bonaparte

The fate of war is to be exalted in the morning, and low enough at night! There is but one step from triumph to ruin. Napoleon Bonaparte

Put your iron hand in a velvet glove. Napoleon Bonaparte

A form of government that is not the result of a long sequence of shared experiences, efforts, and endeavors can never take root. Napoleon Bonaparte

One must indeed be ignorant of the methods of genius to suppose that it allows itself to be cramped by forms. Forms are for mediocrity, and it is fortunate that mediocrity can act only according to routine. Ability takes its flight unhindered. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is a joy in danger. Napoleon Bonaparte

Terrorism, War & Bankruptcy are caused by the privatization of money, issued as a debt and compounded by interest. Napoleon Bonaparte

I wish I could take a raincheck on June 18.1815 Napoleon Bonaparte

The best medicine against the grapes of wrath is a whiff of grapeshot Napoleon Bonaparte

The logical end to defensive warfare is surrender. Napoleon Bonaparte

Good intelligence is nine-tenths of any battle. Napoleon Bonaparte

The affairs of war, like the destiny of battles, as well as empires, hang upon a spiders thread. Napoleon Bonaparte

Being in the Tuileries is not everything: what matters is to stay here. Napoleon Bonaparte

[The English Channel] is a mere ditch, and will be crossed as soon as someone has the courage to attempt it. Napoleon Bonaparte

I have very rarely met with two o'clock in the morning courage: I mean instantaneous courage. Napoleon Bonaparte

The bullet which is to kill me is not yet cast. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Genuine victories, the sole conquests yielding no remorse, are those gained over ignorance. Napoleon Bonaparte

In the eyes of empire builders men are not men, but instruments. Napoleon Bonaparte

Never depend on the multitude, full of instability and whims; always take precautions against it. Napoleon Bonaparte

One is more certain to influence men, to produce more effect on them, by absurdities than by sensible ideas. Napoleon Bonaparte

A prince should suspect everything. Napoleon Bonaparte

Peace ought to be the result of a system well considered, founded on the true interests of the different countries, honorable to each, and ought not to be either a capitulation or the result of a threat. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is often in the audacity, in the steadfastness, of the general that the safety and the conservation of his men is found. Napoleon Bonaparte

Gentleness, good treatment, honor the victor and dishonor the vanquished, who should remain aloof and owe nothing to pity - In war, audacity is the finest calculation of genius. Napoleon Bonaparte

A battle sometimes decides everything; and sometimes the most trifling thing decides the fate of a battle. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity. Napoleon Bonaparte

The only victory over love is flight. Napoleon Bonaparte

The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain. Napoleon Bonaparte

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. Napoleon Bonaparte

As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, three-quarters turns on personal character and relations; the balance of manpower and materials counts only for the remaining quarter. Napoleon Bonaparte

What my enemies call a general peace is my destruction. What I call peace is merely the disarmament of my enemies. Am I not more moderate than they? Napoleon Bonaparte

To extraordinary circumstance we must apply extraordinary remedies. Napoleon Bonaparte

When defending itself against another country, a nation never lacks men, but too often, soldiers. Napoleon Bonaparte

You cannot stop me; I spend thirty thousand men a month. Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of land warfare is an art of genius, of inspiration. On the sea nothing is genius or inspiration; everything is positive or empiric. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is with artillery that war is made. Napoleon Bonaparte

I have fought sixty battles, and I have learnt nothing which I did not know at the beginning. Napoleon Bonaparte

Good infantry is without doubt the sinews of an army; but if it has to fight a long time against very superior artillery, it will become demoralized and will be destroyed. Napoleon Bonaparte

All generals, officers, and soldiers who capitulate in battle to save their own lives should be decimated. Napoleon Bonaparte

Muhammad was a great man, an intrepid soldier; with a handful of men he triumphed at the battle of Bender (sic); a great captain, eloquent, a great man of state, he revived his fatherland and created a new people and a new power in the middle of Arabia. Napoleon Bonaparte

In the eyes of empire builders men are not men but instruments. Napoleon Bonaparte

True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat. Napoleon Bonaparte

I cannot approve of your method of operation, you proceed like a bewildered idiot, taking not the least notice of my orders. Napoleon Bonaparte

Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything. Napoleon Bonaparte

Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age. Napoleon Bonaparte

Lies circle the earth while Truth is still trying to put on its shoes. Napoleon Bonaparte

Generals who save troops for the next day are always beaten. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is an ambassador's duty to stand up for his nation's foreign policy in any era and under any government whatsoever. Ambassadors are, in the full meaning of the term, titled spies. Napoleon Bonaparte



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