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Napoleon Bonaparte
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I know men, and I tell you, Jesus is more than a man. Comparison is impossible between Him and any other human being who ever lived, because He was the Son of God. Napoleon Bonaparte

Revolutions are like the most noxious dungheaps, which bring into life the noblest vegetables. Napoleon Bonaparte

What is the government? Nothing, unless supported by opinion. Napoleon Bonaparte

We frustrate many designs against us by pretending not to see them. Napoleon Bonaparte

How many seemingly impossible things have been accomplished by resolute men because they had to do, or die? Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not by whining that one carries out the job of king. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not necessary to bury the truth. It is sufficient merely to delay it until nobody cares. Napoleon Bonaparte

To command, you must first of all speak to the eyes. Napoleon Bonaparte

If you know a country's geography, you can understand and predict its foreign policy. Napoleon Bonaparte

My business is to succeed, and I'm good at it. I create my Iliad by my actions, create it day by day. Napoleon Bonaparte

To imagine that it is possible to perform great military deeds without fighting is just empty dreams. Napoleon Bonaparte

What is the future? What is the past? What are we? What is the magic fluid that surrounds us and conceals the things we most need to know? We live and die in the midst of marvels. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not possible... that is not French. Napoleon Bonaparte

Soldiers, think of it, from the summit of these pyramids, forty centuries look down upon you. Napoleon Bonaparte

A congress of the powers is deceit agreed on between diplomats - it is the pen of Machiavelli combined with the scimitar of Mahomet. Napoleon Bonaparte

Necessity dominates inclination, will, and right. Napoleon Bonaparte

True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

One must learn to forgive and not to hold a hostile, bitter attitude of mind, which offends those about us and prevents us from enjoying ourselves; one must recognize human shortcomings and adjust himself to them rather than to be constantly finding fault with them. Napoleon Bonaparte

The religious zeal which animates priests, leads them to undertake labors and to brave perils which would be far beyond the powers of one in secular employment. Napoleon Bonaparte

Fanaticism must be put to sleep before it can be eradicated. Napoleon Bonaparte

Our credulity is a part of the imperfection of our natures. It is inherent in us to desire to generalize, when we ought, on the contrary, to guard ourselves very carefully from this tendency. Napoleon Bonaparte

An army which cannot be reenforced is already defeated. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, theory is all right so far as general principles are concerned; but in reducing general principles to practice there will always be danger. Theory and practice are the axis about which the sphere of accomplishment revolves. Napoleon Bonaparte

The praises of enemies are always to be suspected. A man of honor will not permit himself to be flattered by them, except when they are given after the cessation of hostilities. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, luck is half in everything. Napoleon Bonaparte

History is written by the winners. Napoleon Bonaparte

You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them. Napoleon Bonaparte

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. Napoleon Bonaparte

Women are nothing but machines for producing children. Napoleon Bonaparte

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte

Great men are meteors designed to burn so that earth may be lighted. Napoleon Bonaparte

War justifies everything. Napoleon Bonaparte

A victorious general must know how to employ severity, justness, and mildness by turns, if he would allay sedition or prevent it. Napoleon Bonaparte

I engage and after that I see what to do. Napoleon Bonaparte

At the head of an army, nothing is more becoming than simplicity. Napoleon Bonaparte

Unite for the public safety, if you would remain an independent nation. Napoleon Bonaparte

Wherever wood can swim, there I am sure to find this flag of England. Napoleon Bonaparte

My waking thoughts are all of thee. Your portrait and the remembrance of last night's delirium have robbed my senses of repose. Sweet and incomparable Josephine, what an extraordinary influence you have over my heart. Are you vexed? Do I see you sad? Are you ill at ease? My soul is broken with grief, and there is no rest for your lover. Napoleon Bonaparte

I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of the Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness. Napoleon Bonaparte

The Emperor died forsaken by all, on this horrible rock. (St. Helena) His death struggle was awful! Napoleon Bonaparte

The process of quitting smoking doesn't end with the last cigarette. It's not quitting itself, the real key is staying quit Napoleon Bonaparte

The secret of war lies in the communications. Napoleon Bonaparte

Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less concerned about the later than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no man more pusillanimous than I when I am planning a campaign. I purposely exaggerate all the dangers and all the calamities that the circumstances make possible. I am in a thoroughly painful state of agitation. This does not keep me from looking quite serene in front of my entourage; I am like an unmarried girl laboring with child. Once I have made up my mind, everything is forgotten except what leads to success. Napoleon Bonaparte

The spectacle of a field of battle after the combat, is sufficient to inspire Princes with the love of peace, and the horror of war. Napoleon Bonaparte

High politic is only common sense applied to great things. Napoleon Bonaparte

He who is unmoved by tears has no heart. Napoleon Bonaparte

The law, that is what makes men stay honest. Napoleon Bonaparte

Has a man the right to kill himself? Yes, if his death harms no one and if life is an evil to him. When is life an evil? When it offers a man nothing but suffering and pain. Napoleon Bonaparte

The strong are good, only the weak are wicked. Napoleon Bonaparte

I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time. Napoleon Bonaparte

The Jews are the master robbers of the modern age. Napoleon Bonaparte

Large legislative bodies resolve themselves into coteries, and coteries into jealousies. Napoleon Bonaparte

Reconnaissance memoranda should always be written in the simplest style and be purely descriptive. They should never stray from their objective by introducing extraneous ideas. Napoleon Bonaparte

War is not at all such a difficult art as people think. . . . In reality it would seem that he is vanquished who is afraid of his adversary and the the whole secret lies in that. Napoleon Bonaparte

War is ninety percent information. Napoleon Bonaparte

A soul you say? Give my pocketwatch to a savage and he'll think it has a soul. Napoleon Bonaparte

Soldiers! Forty centuries behold you! Napoleon Bonaparte

To have a right estimate of a man's character, we must see him in misfortune. Napoleon Bonaparte

War is 90% information. Napoleon Bonaparte

The amateurs discuss tactics: the professionals discuss logistics Napoleon Bonaparte

From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us. Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte

The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains. Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks. Napoleon Bonaparte

Men are lead by trifles. Napoleon Bonaparte

In a narrow sphere great men are blunderers. Napoleon Bonaparte

The inevitable end of multiple chiefs is that they fade and disappear for lack of unity. Napoleon Bonaparte

One might as well try to charge through a wall. Napoleon Bonaparte



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