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Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Put your iron hand in a velvet glove. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Wisdom and policy dictate that we must do as destiny demands and keep peace with the irresistible march of events. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised. Napoleon Bonaparte
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There is only one favorable moment in war; talent consists in knowing how to seize it. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A battle sometimes decides everything; and sometimes the most trifling thing decides the fate of a battle. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Never depend on the multitude, full of instability and whims; always take precautions against it. Napoleon Bonaparte
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One is more certain to influence men, to produce more effect on them, by absurdities than by sensible ideas. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A prince should suspect everything. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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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
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[The English Channel] is a mere ditch, and will be crossed as soon as someone has the courage to attempt it. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I have very rarely met with two o'clock in the morning courage: I mean instantaneous courage. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The bullet which is to kill me is not yet cast. Napoleon Bonaparte
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There is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make oneself its slave. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Genuine victories, the sole conquests yielding no remorse, are those gained over ignorance. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In the eyes of empire builders men are not men, but instruments. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I base my calculations on the expectation that luck will be against me Napoleon Bonaparte
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The conscience is the inviolable asylum of the liberty of man. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Good intelligence is nine-tenths of any battle. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The affairs of war, like the destiny of battles, as well as empires, hang upon a spiders thread. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Terrorism, War & Bankruptcy are caused by the privatization of money, issued as a debt and compounded by interest. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I wish I could take a raincheck on June 18.1815 Napoleon Bonaparte
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The best medicine against the grapes of wrath is a whiff of grapeshot Napoleon Bonaparte
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The logical end to defensive warfare is surrender. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Being in the Tuileries is not everything: what matters is to stay here. Napoleon Bonaparte
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If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds.... I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Orders and decorations are necessary in order to dazzle the people. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Ordinarily men exercise their memory much more than their judgment. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Two armies are two bodies which meet and try to frighten each other. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The most dangerous moment comes with victory. Napoleon Bonaparte
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That man made me miss my destiny. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The allies we gain by victory will turn against us upon the bare whisper of our defeat. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is exceptional and difficult to find in one man all the qualities necessary for a great general. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Ordinary men died, men of iron were taken prisoner: I only brought back with me men of bronze. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting. Napoleon Bonaparte
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There are certain things in war of which the commander alone comprehends the importance. Nothing but his superior firmness and ability can subdue and surmount all difficulties. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Where flowers degenerate man cannot live. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In war, as in politics, no evil - even if it is permissible under the rules - is excusable unless it is absolutely necessary. Everything beyond that is a crime. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The basic principle that we must follow in directing the armies of the Republic is this: that they must feed themselves on war at the expense of the enemy territory. Napoleon Bonaparte
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International incidents must not be allowed to shape foreign policy, foreign policy must shape the incidents. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Europe is a molehill. All great empires and revolutions have been on the Orient; six hundred millions live there. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A new-born Government must shine and astonish - the moment it loses its eclat it falls. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A King should sacrifice the best affections of his heart for the good of his country; no sacrifice should be above his determination. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A legislator must know how to take advantage of even the defects of those he wants to govern. The art consists in making others work rather than in wearing oneself out. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Pure politics is merely the calculus of combinations and of chances. Napoleon Bonaparte
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An order that can be misunderstood, will be misunderstood. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A portion of the multitude must ever be coerced. Napoleon Bonaparte
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We must serve the people worthily, and not occupy ourselves in trying to please them. The best way, to gain their affections is to do them good. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Men are led by trifles. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Occupation is the scythe of time. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything. Napoleon Bonaparte
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There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The art of government is not to let me grow stale. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him Napoleon Bonaparte
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When people cease to complain, they cease to think. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A man is known by his conduct to his wife, to his family, and to those under him. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Men will risk their lives, even die for ribbons. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In matters of government, justice means force as well as virtue. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In order not to be astonished at obtaining victories, one ought not to think only of defeats. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A great people may be killed, but they cannot be intimidated. Napoleon Bonaparte
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