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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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Adversity is the midwife of genius Napoleon Bonaparte
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Give Me a Turkish Army. I will Conquer world. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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You cannot treat with all the world at once. Napoleon Bonaparte
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From triumph to downfall is but a step. I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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Posterity alone rightly judges kings. Posterity alone has the right to accord or withhold honors. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Never march by flank in front of an army in position. This principle is absolute. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Policy and morals concur in repressing pillage. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In war one must lean on an obstacle in order to overcome it. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The only victory in love is flight. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is only by prudence, wisdom, and dexterity that great ends are attained and obstacles overcome. Without these qualities nothing succeeds. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Treason is a matter of dates. Napoleon Bonaparte
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To make yourself understood to people, one must first speak to their eyes Napoleon Bonaparte
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Give me enough ribbons to place on the tunics of my soldiers and I can conquer the world. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I do not amuse myself by thinking of dead people. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment. 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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You don't govern men who don't have religion, you shoot them. 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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Of all the peoples of Europe, Spaniards disgust me the least. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In our time no one has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Rascality has limits; stupidity has not. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The purpose of religion is to keep the poor from killing the rich. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Friendship is but a name. I love no one. Napoleon Bonaparte
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History is the invention of historians. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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He who cannot look over a battlefield with a dry eye, causes the death of many men uselessly. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I know he's a good general, but is he lucky? 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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A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I made all my generals out of mud. Napoleon Bonaparte
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War is the business of barbarians. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight. 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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