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Napoleon Bonaparte
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Republican despotism is more fertile in acts of tyranny, because everyone has a hand in it. Napoleon Bonaparte

The heart of a statesman should be in his head. Napoleon Bonaparte

In a conquered country benevolence is not humanitarianism. It is a general political axiom that a conqueror must not inspire a good opinion of his benevolence until he has demonstrated that he can be severe with malefactors. Napoleon Bonaparte

We are nothing but by the law. Napoleon Bonaparte

The great difficulty with politics is, that there are no established principles. Napoleon Bonaparte

I may have had many projects, but I never was free to carry out any of them. Napoleon Bonaparte

In a battle, as in a siege, the art consists in concentrating very heavy fire on a particular point. The line of battle once established, the one who has the ability to concentrate an unlooked for mass of artillery suddenly and unexpectedly on one of these points is sure to carry the day. 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

The populace judges of the power of God by the power of the priests. Napoleon Bonaparte

I cannot believe there is a god who punishes and rewards, for I see honest folk unlucky, and rogues unlucky. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no such thing as an accident, only a failure to recognise the hand of fate Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is lost as long as courage remains Napoleon Bonaparte

Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people. Napoleon Bonaparte

The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world. Napoleon Bonaparte

For the maintenance of peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks which forerun cannon-shots. Napoleon Bonaparte

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded empires; but upon what do these creations of our genius depend? Upon force, Jesus alone founded His empire upon love; and to this very day millions would die for Him. Napoleon Bonaparte

Across the chasm of eighteen hundred years Jesus Christ makes a demand which is beyond all others difficult to satisfy. He asks that for which a philosopher may often seek in vain at the hands of his friends, or a father of his children, or a bride of her spouse, or a man of his brother. He asks for the human heart; he will have it entirely to himself; he demands it unconditionally, and forthwith his demand is granted. Wonderful! Napoleon Bonaparte

Independence, like honor, is a rocky island, without a beach. Napoleon Bonaparte

When I was happy I thought I knew men, but it was fated that I should know them in misfortune only. Napoleon Bonaparte

Tragedy warms the soul, elevates the heart, can and ought to create heroes. In this sense, perhaps, France owes a part of her great actions to Corneille. Napoleon Bonaparte

Clearly, the pleasures wines afford are transitory - but so are those of the ballet, or of a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living. Napoleon Bonaparte

I have never loved anyone for love's sake except, perhaps, Josephine - a little. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war as in love, to bring matters to a close, you must get close together. Napoleon Bonaparte

I don't employ Talleyrand when I want a thing done, but only when I want to have the appearance of wanting to do it. Napoleon Bonaparte

I make my battle plans from the spirit of my sleeping soldiers Napoleon Bonaparte

Never interfere with an enemy in the process of destroying himself. Napoleon Bonaparte

Whatever you ardently and passionately desire, that you obtain. Napoleon Bonaparte

When your enemy is doing something wrong, do not interrupt him. Napoleon Bonaparte

I treat policies like war. I hoodwink one flank so as to trounce the other. In my family we kneel only to God. Napoleon Bonaparte

[Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Napoleon Bonaparte

I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets. 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

Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen. Napoleon Bonaparte

What are we? What is the future? What is the past? What magic fluid envelops us and hides from us the things it is most important for us to know? We are born, we live, and we die in the midst of the marvelous. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not necessary to prohibit or encourage oddities of conduct which are not harmful. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is rare that a legislature reasons. It is too quickly impassioned. Napoleon Bonaparte

A book in which there were no lies would be a curiosity. Napoleon Bonaparte

Aristocracy is the spirit of the Old Testament, democracy of the New. Napoleon Bonaparte

You cannot drag a man's conscience before any tribunal, and no one is answerable for his religious opinions to any power on earth. Napoleon Bonaparte

An army ought to be ready every moment to offer all the resistance of which it is capable. Napoleon Bonaparte

That dependable courage, which in spite of the most sudden circumstances, nevertheless allows freedom of mind, of judgment and of decision, is exceedingly rare. Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. Napoleon Bonaparte

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonaparte

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. Napoleon Bonaparte

The army is the true nobility of our country. Napoleon Bonaparte

There must be Religion. Otherwise the poor would murder the rich. Napoleon Bonaparte

There are two levers for moving men - interest and fear. Napoleon Bonaparte

Charges of cavalry are equally useful at the beginning, the middle and the end of a battle. They should be made always, if possible, on the flanks of the infantry, especially when the latter is engaged in front. Napoleon Bonaparte

Artillery is more essential to cavalry than to infantry, because cavalry has no fire for its defence, but depends on the sabre. Napoleon Bonaparte

In revolution there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them. Napoleon Bonaparte

War is cruel to the people, and terrible to the conquered. Napoleon Bonaparte

The admiral needs only one science, that of navigation. The general needs all the sciences. Napoleon Bonaparte

You think you are too intelligent to believe in God. I am not like you. Napoleon Bonaparte

France is invaded; I am leaving to take command of my troops, and, with God's help and their valor, I hope soon to drive the enemy beyond the frontier. Napoleon Bonaparte

Our hour is marked, and no one can claim a moment of life beyond what fate has predestined. Napoleon Bonaparte

I feel myself driven towards an end that I do not know. As soon as I shall have reached it, as soon as I shall become unnecessary, an atom will suffice to shatter me. Till then, not all the forces of mankind can do anything against me. Napoleon Bonaparte

Human life is the only thing that takes care of itself. Napoleon Bonaparte

Man will believe anything, as long as it's not in the bible. Napoleon Bonaparte

Imagination governs the world. Napoleon Bonaparte

Peoples of Egypt , you will be told that I have come to destroy your religion. Do not believe it! Reply that I have come to restore your rights! Napoleon Bonaparte

One bad general is worth two good ones. Napoleon Bonaparte

God is on the side with the best artillery Napoleon Bonaparte

It would be a joke if the conduct of the victor had to be justified to the vanquished. Napoleon Bonaparte

When you have resolved to fight a battle, collect your whole force. Dispense with nothing. A single battalion sometimes decides the day. Napoleon Bonaparte

The transition from the defensive to the offensive is one of the most delicate operations in war. Napoleon Bonaparte

A general-in-chief should ask himself several times in the day, What if the enemy were to appear now in my front, or on my right, or my left? Napoleon Bonaparte

If fifty thousand men were to die for the good of the State, I certainly would weep for them, but political necessity comes before everything else. Napoleon Bonaparte

A great Nation should have a fixed Government, so that the death of one man should not overturn it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Where the Government is weak, military sway prevails. Napoleon Bonaparte



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