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Napoleon Bonaparte
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Great events ever depend but upon a single hair. The adroit man profits by everything, neglects nothing which can increase his chances; the less adroit, by sometimes disregarding a single chance, fails in everything. Napoleon Bonaparte

Lack is more in means, than in principles. Napoleon Bonaparte

The people excited by ambitious demagogues, sooner or later return into the hands of the Aristocracy. Napoleon Bonaparte

Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies. Napoleon Bonaparte

Flatterers and men of learning do not accord well with each other. Napoleon Bonaparte

Age, habits of business and experience have modified many characters. Napoleon Bonaparte

Whatever may be the position in life of a parent, it is his duty to share his crust with his children. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. Napoleon Bonaparte

Man is entitled by birthright to a share of the earth's produce sufficient to fill the needs of his existence. Napoleon Bonaparte

A people that is able to say everything, becomes able to do everything. The crowd which follows me with admiration, would run with the same eagerness were I marching to the Guillotine. Napoleon Bonaparte

To attach no importance to public opinion, is a proof that you do not merit its suffrage. Napoleon Bonaparte

When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possible with a long nose. Napoleon Bonaparte

Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly. Napoleon Bonaparte

Conscription is the vitality of a nation, the purification of its morality, and the real foundations of all its habits Napoleon Bonaparte

I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is not a man. Superficial minds see a resemblance between Christ and the founders of empires, and the gods of other religions. That resemblance does not exist. There is between Christianity and whatever other religions the distance of infinity... Napoleon Bonaparte

This year has begun hopefully for right thinkers. After all these centuries of feudal barbarism and political slavery, it is surprising to see how the word of 'liberty' sets minds on fire. Napoleon Bonaparte

A mathematician of the first rank, Laplace quickly revealed himself as only a mediocre administrator; from his first work we saw that we had been deceived. Laplace saw no question from its true point of view; he sought subtleties everywhere; had only doubtful ideas, and finally carried the spirit of the infinitely small into administration. Napoleon Bonaparte

The reason I beat the Austrians is, they did not known the value of five minutes Napoleon Bonaparte

There are two kinds of fidelity, that of dogs and that of cats; you, gentleman, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house. Napoleon Bonaparte

If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital. Napoleon Bonaparte

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know. Napoleon Bonaparte

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it. Napoleon Bonaparte

To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god. Napoleon Bonaparte

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets. Napoleon Bonaparte

We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. Napoleon Bonaparte

Let the path be open to talent. Napoleon Bonaparte

A king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position. Napoleon Bonaparte

A man who has no consideration for the needs of his men ought never to be given command. Napoleon Bonaparte

We may stop ourselves when going up, never when coming down. Napoleon Bonaparte

Unhappy the general who comes on the field of battle with a system. Napoleon Bonaparte

Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there is no longer any 'if' or 'but'. Napoleon Bonaparte

What a beautiful fix we are in now; peace has been declared. Napoleon Bonaparte

Keep a good table and attend to the ladies. 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

I am the signet which marks the page where the revolution has been stopped; but when I die it will turn the page and resume its course. Napoleon Bonaparte

Hereditary succession to the magistracy is absurd, as it tends to make a property of it; it is incompatible with the sovereignty of the people. Napoleon Bonaparte

Leaders have to be dealers in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte

On victory, you deserve beer. On defeat, you need it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Life is strewn with so many dangers, and can be the source of so many misfortunes, that death is not the greatest of them. Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of being sometimes audacious and sometimes very prudent is the secret of success. Napoleon Bonaparte

A nation recruits men more easily than it can retrieve its honour. Napoleon Bonaparte

God is on the side of the heaviest cannon. Napoleon Bonaparte

I haven't known 6 days of happiness in my life. Napoleon Bonaparte

There are two merits that glorify a person: being courageous for a man and being virtuous for a woman. Besides these two, there is another merit that glorifies both man and woman: so much loving the homeland to an extent with being ready to sacrifice his/her life, if needed. Turks are such courageous and virtuous people. That is why you can kill a Turk but you can never defeat them. Napoleon Bonaparte

Kiss the feet of Popes provided their hands are tied. Napoleon Bonaparte

All celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view. Napoleon Bonaparte

No amount of money will induce someone to lay down their life, but they will gladly do so for a bit of yellow ribbon. Napoleon Bonaparte

Variety made the Revolution. Liberty was just a pretext. Napoleon Bonaparte

I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets Napoleon Bonaparte

The Empress is legitimist, my cousin is Republican, Morny is Orleanist, I am a socialist; the only Bonapartist is Persigny, and he is mad. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

All the great captains have performed vast achievements by conforming with the rules of art - by adjusting efforts to obstacles. Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is, in fact, the dominion of the soul; it is the hope, the anchor of safety, the deliverance from evil. What a service has Christianity rendered to humanity! Napoleon Bonaparte

A faithful friend is the true image of the Deity. Napoleon Bonaparte

Men have their virtues and their vices, their heroisms and their perversities; men are neither wholly good nor wholly bad, but possess and practice all that there is of good and bad here below. Such is the general rule. Temperament, education, the accidents of life, are modifying factors. Outside of this, everything is ordered arrangement, everything is chance. Such has been my rule of expectation and it has usually brought me success. Napoleon Bonaparte

Champagne! In victory, one deserves it; in defeat one needs it. Napoleon Bonaparte

The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power - power in its most despotic exercise - absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms - and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses. Napoleon Bonaparte

Success is the most convincing talker in the world. Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy. Napoleon Bonaparte

After me, the Revolution - or, rather the ideas which formed it - will resume their course. It will be like a book from which the marker is removed, and one starts to read again at the page where one left off. Napoleon Bonaparte

God has decreed that there be sick and poor in this world, but in the next it will be the other way around. Napoleon Bonaparte

It's the people who are in the wrong who get angry. Napoleon Bonaparte

The unwilling soldier will do anything to fight for a useless fabric piece of ribbon. Napoleon Bonaparte

Opportunities? I make opportunities. Napoleon Bonaparte

The Concordat is not the victory of any one party but the consolidation of all. Napoleon Bonaparte

Society cannot exist without inequality of fortunes, and inequality of fortunes cannot exist without religion. When a man is dying of hunger beside another who has engorged himself, it is impossible for him to accept that difference unless there is an authority that tells him to. Napoleon Bonaparte

[Women] belong to the highest bidder. Power is what they like-it is the greatest of all aphrodisiacs. Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of governing consists in not letting men grow old in their jobs. Napoleon Bonaparte

International incidents should not govern foreign policy, but foreign policy, incidents. Napoleon Bonaparte

What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck; I pray you excuse me. I have no time to listen to such nonsense. Napoleon Bonaparte

A Government protected by foreigners will never be accepted by a free people. Napoleon Bonaparte



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