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Napoleon Bonaparte
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Independence, like honor, is a rocky island, without a beach. Napoleon Bonaparte
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When I was happy I thought I knew men, but it was fated that I should know them in misfortune only. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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I make my battle plans from the spirit of my sleeping soldiers Napoleon Bonaparte
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Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I have never loved anyone for love's sake except, perhaps, Josephine - a little. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In war as in love, to bring matters to a close, you must get close together. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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The great difficulty with politics is, that there are no established principles. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I may have had many projects, but I never was free to carry out any of them. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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The populace judges of the power of God by the power of the priests. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I cannot believe there is a god who punishes and rewards, for I see honest folk unlucky, and rogues unlucky. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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It is not necessary to prohibit or encourage oddities of conduct which are not harmful. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is rare that a legislature reasons. It is too quickly impassioned. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A book in which there were no lies would be a curiosity. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Aristocracy is the spirit of the Old Testament, democracy of the New. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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An army ought to be ready every moment to offer all the resistance of which it is capable. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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[Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world. Napoleon Bonaparte
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For the maintenance of peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks which forerun cannon-shots. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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There is no such thing as an accident, only a failure to recognise the hand of fate Napoleon Bonaparte
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When your enemy is doing something wrong, do not interrupt him. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Never interfere with an enemy in the process of destroying himself. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Whatever you ardently and passionately desire, that you obtain. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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I haven't known 6 days of happiness in my life. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Success is the most convincing talker in the world. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Leaders have to be dealers in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte
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On victory, you deserve beer. On defeat, you need it. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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The art of being sometimes audacious and sometimes very prudent is the secret of success. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Champagne! In victory, one deserves it; in defeat one needs it. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A picture is worth a thousand words. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Remember, gentlemen, what a Roman emperor said: The corpse of an enemy always smells sweet. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Between a battle lost and a battle won, the distance is immense and there stand empires. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In war the simplest manoeuvres are the best. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is cowardly to commit suicide. The English often kill themselves. It is a malady caused by the humid climate. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Nothing is so important in war as an undivided command. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is not set speeches at the moment of battle that render soldiers brave. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I generally had to give in. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I may have had many projects, but I never was free to carry out any of them. It did me little good to be holding the helm; no matter how strong my hands, the sudden and numerous waves were stronger still, and I was wise enough to yield to them rather than resist them obstinately and make the ship founder. Thus I never was truly my own master but was always ruled by circumstances. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Religions are all founded on miracles - on things we cannot understand, such as the Trinity. Jesus calls himself the Son of God, and yet is descended from David. I prefer the religion of Mahomet - it is less ridiculous than ours. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I am a monarch of God's creation, and you reptiles of the earth dare not oppose me. I render an account of my government to none save God and Jesus Christ. Napoleon Bonaparte
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What I have done up to this is nothing. I am only at the beginning of the course I must run. Do you imagine that I triumph in Italy in order to aggrandise the pack of lawyers who form the Directory, and men like Carnot and Barras? What an idea! Napoleon Bonaparte
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The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Men soon get tired of shedding their blood for the advantage of a few individuals, who think they amply reward the soldiers perils with the treasures they amass. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Reprisals are but a sad resource. Napoleon Bonaparte
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To negotiate is not to do as one likes. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Public morals are natural complement of all laws they are by themselves an entire code. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Morality for the upper classes, the gallows for the rabbles. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Nature intended women to be our slaves. They are our property. Napoleon Bonaparte
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After making a mistake or suffering a misfortune, the man of genius always gets back on his feet. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The heart may be broken, and the soul remain unshaken. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world Napoleon Bonaparte
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Men grow old quickly on the battlefield. Napoleon Bonaparte
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If I were to give liberty to the press, my power could not last three days. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is necessary for the heart to feel as for the body to be fed. Napoleon Bonaparte
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