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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
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Men, in general, are but great children. Napoleon Bonaparte
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All the women in the world would not make me lose an hour. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Promptly improve your accidents. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Everything is more or less organized matter. To think so is against religion, but I think so just the same. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory Napoleon Bonaparte
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Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Patriotism is a word which represents a noble idea. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Military despotism represses generous sentiments, priestly tyranny stifles them. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In these days the invention of printing, and the diffusion of knowledge, render historical calumnies a little less dangerous: truth will always prevail in the long run, but how slow its progress! Napoleon Bonaparte
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If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius which reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation Napoleon Bonaparte
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I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Imagination rules the world. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. Napoleon Bonaparte
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There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The human race is governed by its imagination. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking. Napoleon Bonaparte
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With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Medicines are only fit for old people. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The only victory in love is flight. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The best way to make every one poor is to insist on equality of wealth. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Cavalry is useful before, during, and after the battle. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Rashness succeeds often, still more often fails. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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The practice of law sharpens the mind by making it narrow. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Neglect of duty does not cease, by repetition, to be neglect of duty. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Soldiers win battles and generals get the medals. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Conquests will come and go but Delambre's work will endure. Napoleon Bonaparte
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History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies. Napoleon Bonaparte
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If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Man, not men, is the most important consideration. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A starving army is actually worse than none. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Who saves his country violates no law. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Send me 300 francs; that sum will enable me to go to Paris. There, at least, one can cut a figure and surmount obstacles. Everything tells me I shall succeed. Will you prevent me from doing so for the want of 100 crowns? Napoleon Bonaparte
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The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother Napoleon Bonaparte
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A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Ability has nothing to do with opportunity. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Public instruction should be the first object of government. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see. Napoleon Bonaparte
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When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary. Napoleon Bonaparte
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When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation Napoleon Bonaparte
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Sometimes a single battle decides everything and sometimes, too, the slightest circumstance decides the issue of a battle. There is a moment in every battle at which the least manoeuvre is decisive and gives superiority, as one drop of water causes overflow. Napoleon Bonaparte
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An Emperor confides in national soldiers, not in mercenaries. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The keys of a fortress are always well worth the retirement of the garrison when it is resolved to yield only on those conditions. On this principle it is always wiser to grant an honorable capitulation to a garrison which has made a vigorous resistance than to risk an assault. Napoleon Bonaparte
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When you determine to risk a battle, reserve to yourself every possible chance of success, more particularly if you have to deal with an adversary of superior talent, for if you are beaten, even in the midst of your magazines and your communications, woe to the vanquished! Napoleon Bonaparte
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Never lose sight of this maxim, that you should establish your cantonments at the most distant and best protected point from the enemy, especially where a surprise is possible. By this means you will have time to unite all your forces before he can attack you. Napoleon Bonaparte
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War must be made as intense and awful as possible in order to make it short, and thus to diminish its horrors. Napoleon Bonaparte
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War is like government, a matter of tact. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In war you see your own troubles; those of the enemy you cannot see. You must show confidence. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In political administration, no problem is ever simple. It can never be reduced to the question whether a certain measure is good or not. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Democracy, if it is reasonable, limits itself to giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete and to obtain. Napoleon Bonaparte
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For the stability of the Government, the people should have a considerable voice in the elections. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Great men are never cruel without necessity. Napoleon Bonaparte
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There is no strength without justice. Napoleon Bonaparte
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When you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Ability is of little account without opportunity. I have very rarely met with two o'clock in the morning courage: I mean instantaneous courage. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Remember that a man, a true man, never hates. His rages and his bad moods never last beyond the present moment-like electric shocks. Napoleon Bonaparte
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God! How men of letters are stupid. Napoleon Bonaparte
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