Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes & Wallpapers

Napoleon Bonaparte
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In a great nation, the majority are incapable of judging wisely of things. Napoleon Bonaparte

The policies of all powers are inherent in their geography. Napoleon Bonaparte

I am conquered less by fortune than by the egotism and ingratitude of my companions in arms. Napoleon Bonaparte

Passionate people invariably deny their anger, and cowards often boast their ignorance of fear. Napoleon Bonaparte

Vengeance has no foresight. Napoleon Bonaparte

Every beggar shall be arrested. But to arrest a beggar merely in order to put him in jail would be barbarous and absurd. He should be arrested for the sole purpose of teaching him how to earn a living by his work. Napoleon Bonaparte

The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future. Napoleon Bonaparte

Public opinion is a mysterious and invisible power, to which everything must yield. There is nothing more fickle, more vague, or more powerful; yet capricious as it is, it is nevertheless much more often true, reasonable, and just, than we imagine. Napoleon Bonaparte

The barbarous custom of having men beaten who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile. Napoleon Bonaparte

I have made noise enough in the world already, perhaps too much, and am now getting old, and want retirement. Napoleon Bonaparte

I shall be an Attila to Venice. Napoleon Bonaparte

The most constant, the most powerful, and the most generous of all my enemies. Napoleon Bonaparte

Envy is a declaration of inferiority. Napoleon Bonaparte

Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night. Napoleon Bonaparte

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. Napoleon Bonaparte

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent. Napoleon Bonaparte

The word impossible is not in my dictionary. Napoleon Bonaparte

One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority. Napoleon Bonaparte

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. Napoleon Bonaparte

A true man hates no one. Napoleon Bonaparte

Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult. Napoleon Bonaparte

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. Napoleon Bonaparte

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy. Napoleon Bonaparte

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. Napoleon Bonaparte

A Constitution should be short and obscure. Napoleon Bonaparte

The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable. Napoleon Bonaparte

My downfall raises me to infinite heights. Napoleon Bonaparte

The most insupportable of tyrannies is that of inferiors. Napoleon Bonaparte

I may be accused or rashness, but not sluggishness. Napoleon Bonaparte

Posterity will talk of Washington as the founder of a great empire, when my name shall be lost in the vortex of revolution. Napoleon Bonaparte

France always has plenty men of talent, but it is always deficient in men of action and high character. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is an approved maxim in war, never to do what the enemy wishes you to do, for this reason alone, that he desires it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Two armies are two bodies which meet and try to frighten each other. Napoleon Bonaparte

It strengthens the bonds between nations to have the same civil laws and the same monetary system. Napoleon Bonaparte

The leader's role is to define reality, then give hope Napoleon Bonaparte

I believe love to be hurtful to society, and to the individual happiness of men. I believe, in short, that love does more harm than good. Napoleon Bonaparte

Oh well, no matter what happens, there's always death. Napoleon Bonaparte

Men are ruled by toys. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, as in prostitution, amateurs are often better than professionals. Napoleon Bonaparte

You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss into gain and failure to success. 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

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

Conquest has made me what I am, only conquest can maintain me. Napoleon Bonaparte

Brave deeds are the monuments of brave men. Napoleon Bonaparte

America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations. Napoleon Bonaparte

The nature of Christ's existence is mysterious, I admit; but this mystery meets the wants of man. Reject it, and the world is an inexplicable riddle; believe it, and the history of our race is satisfactorily explained. Napoleon Bonaparte

Providence is always on the side of the last reserve. Napoleon Bonaparte

Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it is that to which the legislator ought to give the greatest encouragement. Napoleon Bonaparte

The English have no exaulted sentiments. They can all be bought. Napoleon Bonaparte

Circumstances-what are circumstances? I make circumstances Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Orders and decorations are necessary in order to dazzle the people. Napoleon Bonaparte

Ordinarily men exercise their memory much more than their judgment. Napoleon Bonaparte

To listen to the interests of all marks an ordinary government; to foresee them marks a great government. Napoleon Bonaparte

Take a dose of medicine once, and in all probability you will be obliged to take an additional hundred afterwards Napoleon Bonaparte

An empty throne always tempts me. Napoleon Bonaparte

Chess is too difficult to be a game and not serious enough to be a science or an art. Napoleon Bonaparte

Half of the people in the world are below average. Napoleon Bonaparte

The tools belong to the man who can use them. Napoleon Bonaparte

The first quality of the commander-in-chief is a cool head to receive a correct impression of things. He should not allow himself to be confused by either good or bad news. Napoleon Bonaparte

In Russia there are no roads - only areas. Napoleon Bonaparte

A man occupied with public or other important business cannot, and need not, attend to spelling. Napoleon Bonaparte

The advance and perfecting of mathematics are closely joined to the prosperity of the nation. Napoleon Bonaparte

Clever policy consists in making nations believe they are free. Napoleon Bonaparte

My star was fading, I felt the reins slipping out of my grasp, and could do nothing to stop it. Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap. Napoleon Bonaparte

Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia. Napoleon Bonaparte

To become a good man, one must have faithful friends, or outright enemies. Napoleon Bonaparte

More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one. Napoleon Bonaparte



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