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Napoleon Bonaparte
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Adversity is the midwife of genius Napoleon Bonaparte

Give Me a Turkish Army. I will Conquer world. Napoleon Bonaparte

Every French soldier carriers a marshal's baton in his knapsack. Napoleon Bonaparte

Treason is a matter of dates. Napoleon Bonaparte

To understand the man you have to know what was happening in the world when he was twenty. Napoleon Bonaparte

Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we will write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time. Napoleon Bonaparte

Everything is more or less organized matter. To think so is against religion, but I think so just the same. Napoleon Bonaparte

The greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory Napoleon Bonaparte

Promptly improve your accidents. Napoleon Bonaparte

An aristocracy is the true support of a monarchy. Napoleon Bonaparte

To a father who loves his children victor has no charms. When the heart speaks, glory itself is an illusion. Napoleon Bonaparte

The greatest ornament of an illustrious life is modesty and humility, which go a great way in the character even of the most exalted princes. Napoleon Bonaparte

Men, in general, are but great children. Napoleon Bonaparte

All the women in the world would not make me lose an hour. Napoleon Bonaparte

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons. Napoleon Bonaparte

The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment. Napoleon Bonaparte

I hope before long to press you in my arms and shall shower on you a million burning kisses as under the Equator. Napoleon Bonaparte

When you have an enemy in your power, deprive him of the means of ever injuring you. Napoleon Bonaparte

As a rule it is circumstances that make men. Napoleon Bonaparte

A general must be a charlatan. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is only by prudence, wisdom, and dexterity that great ends are attained and obstacles overcome. Without these qualities nothing succeeds. Napoleon Bonaparte

The most terrible of all my battles was the one before Moscow. The French showed themselves to be worthy of victory, but the Russians showed themselves worthy of being invincible. Napoleon Bonaparte

To make yourself understood to people, one must first speak to their eyes Napoleon Bonaparte

Give me enough ribbons to place on the tunics of my soldiers and I can conquer the world. Napoleon Bonaparte

I do not amuse myself by thinking of dead people. Napoleon Bonaparte

The only victory in love is flight. Napoleon Bonaparte

All great events hang by a hair. The man of ability takes advantage of everything and neglects nothing that can give him a chance of success; whilst the less able man sometimes loses everything by neglecting a single one of those chances. Napoleon Bonaparte

Many a one commits a reprehensible action, who is at bottom an honourable man, because man seldom acts upon natural impulse, but from some secret passion of the moment which lies hidden and concealed within the narrowest folds of his heart. Napoleon Bonaparte

You cannot treat with all the world at once. Napoleon Bonaparte

From triumph to downfall is but a step. I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs. Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics nothing is immutable. Events carry within them an invincible power. The unwise destroy themselves in resistance. The skillful accept events, take strong hold of them and direct them. Napoleon Bonaparte

Lead the ideas of your time and they will accompany and support you; fall behind them and they drag you along with them; oppose them and they will overwhelm you. Napoleon Bonaparte

Posterity alone rightly judges kings. Posterity alone has the right to accord or withhold honors. Napoleon Bonaparte

I do not see in religion the mystery of the incarnation so much as the mystery of the social order. It introduces into the thought of heaven an idea of equalization, which saves the rich from being massacred by the poor. Napoleon Bonaparte

Never march by flank in front of an army in position. This principle is absolute. Napoleon Bonaparte

Policy and morals concur in repressing pillage. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war one must lean on an obstacle in order to overcome it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Napoleon Bonaparte

You don't govern men who don't have religion, you shoot them. Napoleon Bonaparte

There shall be no Alps. Napoleon Bonaparte

I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate...and I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, as in love, we must come into contact before we triumph. Napoleon Bonaparte

Better to have a known enemy than a forced ally. Napoleon Bonaparte

An army must have but one line of operations. This must be maintained with care and abandoned only for major reasons. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is the success which makes great men. Napoleon Bonaparte

The Allied Powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon is the sole obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, he, faithful to his oath, declares that he is ready to descend from the throne, to quit France, and even to relinquish life, for the good of his country. Napoleon Bonaparte

Love is the idler's occupation, the warrior's relaxation, and the sovereign's ruination. Napoleon Bonaparte

How can you have order in a state without religion? For, when one man is dying of hunger near another who is ill of surfeit, he cannot resign himself to this difference unless there is an authority which declares 'God wills it thus.' Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Napoleon Bonaparte

To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war. Napoleon Bonaparte

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration. Napoleon Bonaparte

Great men grow tired of contentedness. Napoleon Bonaparte

An army's effectiveness depends on its size, training, experience, and morale, and morale is worth more than any of the other factors combined. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, the general alone can judge of certain arrangements. It depends on him alone to conquer difficulties by his own superior talents and resolution. Napoleon Bonaparte

A man like me troubles himself little about a million men. Napoleon Bonaparte

Great battles are won with artillery. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no power without justice. Napoleon Bonaparte

Speeches pass away, but acts remain. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Men who have changed the world never achieved their success by winning the chief citizens to their side, but always by stirring the masses. Napoleon Bonaparte

Do not talk to me of goodness, of abstract justice, of nature law. Necessity is the highest law, public welfare is the highest justice. Napoleon Bonaparte

God has given me the will and the force to overcome all obstacles. Napoleon Bonaparte

The confidence with which a Sovereign is invested, is solid only when it is sanctioned by the suffrages of the people, who clothed him with the supreme magistracy. Napoleon Bonaparte

To live, is to suffer; and the honest man is always fighting to be master of his own mind. Napoleon Bonaparte

Better live a King, than a Prince. Napoleon Bonaparte

The public spirit is in the hands of the man who knows how to make use of it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Napoleon Bonaparte

Those who failed to oppose me, who readily agreed with me, accepted all my views, and yielded easily to my opinions, were those who did me the most injury, and were my worst enemies, because, by surrendering to me so easily, they encouraged me to go too far... I was then too powerful for any man, except myself, to injure me. Napoleon Bonaparte

We are either kings or pawns of men Napoleon Bonaparte

I see only my objective - the obstacles must give way. Napoleon Bonaparte



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