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Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is easy to know when a government wishes for peace by observing the character of the person sent to negotiate for it. Napoleon Bonaparte

All things proclaim the existence of God. Napoleon Bonaparte

Act swiftly and vigorously, without 'buts' and 'ifs'... Napoleon Bonaparte

Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses; but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost. Napoleon Bonaparte

I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. Napoleon Bonaparte

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals. Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. Napoleon Bonaparte

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. Napoleon Bonaparte

Imagination rules the world. Napoleon Bonaparte

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Napoleon Bonaparte

The human race is governed by its imagination. Napoleon Bonaparte

Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking. Napoleon Bonaparte

With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Medicines are only fit for old people. Napoleon Bonaparte

Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities. Napoleon Bonaparte

As to moral courage, I have very rarely met with the two o'clock in the morning kind. I mean unprepared courage, that which is necessary on an unexpected occasion, and which, in spite of the most unforeseen events, leaves full freedom of judgement and decision. Napoleon Bonaparte

A man becomes the creature of his uniform. Napoleon Bonaparte

We often get in quicker by the back door than by the front. Napoleon Bonaparte

Sire, I am my own Rudolph of Hapsburg. Napoleon Bonaparte

Soldiers, forty centuries are looking down upon you from these pyramids. Napoleon Bonaparte

Fools have a great advantage over the wise; they are always self-satisfied. Napoleon Bonaparte

While I live I will never resort to irredeemable paper. Napoleon Bonaparte

The nature of Christ is, I grant it, from one end to another, a web of mysteries; but this mysteriousness does not correspond to the difficulties which all existence contains. Let it be rejected, and the whole world is an enigma; let it be accepted, and we possess a wonderful explanation of the history of man. Napoleon Bonaparte

Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer. Napoleon Bonaparte

The best way to make every one poor is to insist on equality of wealth. Napoleon Bonaparte

Cavalry is useful before, during, and after the battle. Napoleon Bonaparte

Rashness succeeds often, still more often fails. Napoleon Bonaparte

A great reputation is a great noise, the more there is of it, and the further does it swell. Land, monuments, Nations, all fall, but the noise remains, and will reach to other generations. Napoleon Bonaparte

The practice of law sharpens the mind by making it narrow. Napoleon Bonaparte

Neglect of duty does not cease, by repetition, to be neglect of duty. Napoleon Bonaparte

Agriculture is the soul and chief support of empires; industry produces riches and the happiness of the people; exportation represents the superabundance, and good use of both. Napoleon Bonaparte

Liberty and equality are magical words. Napoleon Bonaparte

We should wash our dirty linen at home. Napoleon Bonaparte

Timid and cowardly soldiers cause the loss of a nation's independence; but pusillanimous magistrates destroy the empire of the laws, the rights of the throne, and even social order itself. Napoleon Bonaparte

My true glory is not to have won 40 battles ... Waterloo will erase the memory of so many victories, ... But ... what will live forever, is my Civil Code. Napoleon Bonaparte

Conquests will come and go but Delambre's work will endure. Napoleon Bonaparte

Alexander, Charlemagne and myself all tried to found an empire on force and we failed. Jesus Christ is building an empire on love, and today there are millions of people who would gladly die for His sake. Napoleon Bonaparte

Soldiers win battles and generals get the medals. Napoleon Bonaparte

Of all the peoples of Europe, Spaniards disgust me the least. Napoleon Bonaparte

In our time no one has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them. Napoleon Bonaparte

Go Sir, gallop and don't forget that the world was made in six days. You can ask me for anything but not time. Napoleon Bonaparte

Leaders deal in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte

I know he's a good general, but is he lucky? Napoleon Bonaparte

All systems of morality are fine. The gospel alone has exhibited a complete assemblage of the principles of morality, divested of all absurdity. It is not composed, like your creed, of a few common-place sentences put into bad verse. Do you wish to see that which is really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer. Napoleon Bonaparte

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society. Napoleon Bonaparte

It was possible to live under the regulations established by Sir George [Cockburn], but now we are tortured to death by pin-point wounds. Napoleon Bonaparte

Rascality has limits; stupidity has not. Napoleon Bonaparte

The purpose of religion is to keep the poor from killing the rich. Napoleon Bonaparte

If you (to General Bertrand) do not perceive that Jesus Christ is God, very well; then I did wrong to make you a general. Napoleon Bonaparte

Friendship is but a name. I love no one. Napoleon Bonaparte

History is the invention of historians. Napoleon Bonaparte

Among so many conflicting ideas and so many different perspectives, the honest man is confused and distressed and the skeptic becomes wicked ... Since one must take sides, one might as well choose the side that is victorious, the side which devastates, loots, and burns. Considering the alternative, it is better to eat than to be eaten. Napoleon Bonaparte

He who cannot look over a battlefield with a dry eye, causes the death of many men uselessly. 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

Do you know what astonished me the most in this world? The inability of force to create anything. Napoleon Bonaparte

Which is heavier: a soldier's pack or a slave's chains? Napoleon Bonaparte

In war it is not men, but the man who counts. Napoleon Bonaparte

I am a soldier and accustomed to risking my life every day. I am full of the fire of youth; I cannot act with the restraint of an accomplished diplomat. Napoleon Bonaparte

He who practices right, but in the hope of acquiring great renown, is very near to vice. Napoleon Bonaparte

A great reserve and severity of manners are necessary for the command of those who are older than ourselves. Napoleon Bonaparte

Destiny urges me to a goal of which I am ignorant. Until that goal is attained I am invulnerable, unassailable. When Destiny has accomplished her purpose in me, a fly may suffice to destroy me. Napoleon Bonaparte

Democracy may become frenzied, but it has feelings and can be moved. As for aristocracy, it is always cold and never forgives. Napoleon Bonaparte

Jesus Christ was the greatest republican. Napoleon Bonaparte

Charity and alms are recommended in every chapter of the Koran as being the most acceptable services, both to God and the Prophet. Napoleon Bonaparte

The moment of greatest peril is the moment of victory. Napoleon Bonaparte

Europe is a molehill. It has never had any great empires, like those of the Orient, numbering six hundred million souls. Napoleon Bonaparte

Each state claims the right to control interests foreign to itself when those interests are such that it can control them without putting its own interests in danger.... other powers only recognize this right of intervening in proportion as the country doing it has the power to do it. Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war. Napoleon Bonaparte

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