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Napoleon Bonaparte
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The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Napoleon Bonaparte

An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood. Napoleon Bonaparte

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. Napoleon Bonaparte

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonaparte

Man, not men, is the most important consideration. Napoleon Bonaparte

A starving army is actually worse than none. Napoleon Bonaparte

I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless. Napoleon Bonaparte

Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living. Napoleon Bonaparte

Who saves his country violates no law. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother Napoleon Bonaparte

A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything. Napoleon Bonaparte

Ability has nothing to do with opportunity. Napoleon Bonaparte

Public instruction should be the first object of government. Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see. Napoleon Bonaparte

When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary. Napoleon Bonaparte

When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation Napoleon Bonaparte

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

An Emperor confides in national soldiers, not in mercenaries. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

War must be made as intense and awful as possible in order to make it short, and thus to diminish its horrors. Napoleon Bonaparte

War is like government, a matter of tact. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war you see your own troubles; those of the enemy you cannot see. You must show confidence. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Democracy, if it is reasonable, limits itself to giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete and to obtain. Napoleon Bonaparte

For the stability of the Government, the people should have a considerable voice in the elections. Napoleon Bonaparte

Great men are never cruel without necessity. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no strength without justice. Napoleon Bonaparte

When you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

God! How men of letters are stupid. Napoleon Bonaparte

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions. Napoleon Bonaparte

Washington is dead! This great man fought against Tyranny; he established the liberty of his country. His memory will always be dear to the French people, as it will be to all free men of the two worlds; and especially to French soldiers, who, like him and the American soldiers, have combated for liberty and equality. Napoleon Bonaparte

You may ask me for anything you like except time. Napoleon Bonaparte

The Bible is not merely a book-it is a living power. . . . Nowhere as in the Bible can be found such a series of beautiful ideas and admirable maxims which pose before us like the battalions of a celestial army. . . . The soul can never go astray while it has this book for its guide. Napoleon Bonaparte

I marvel that whereas the ambitious dreams of my self, Caesar, and Alexander should have vanished into thin air, a Judean peasant-Jesus-s hould be able to stretch His hands across the centuries and control the destinies of men and nations. Napoleon Bonaparte

You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse. Napoleon Bonaparte

If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion Napoleon Bonaparte

A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

I made all my generals out of mud. Napoleon Bonaparte

War is the business of barbarians. Napoleon Bonaparte

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. Napoleon Bonaparte

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight. Napoleon Bonaparte

The sentiment of national honor is never more than half extinguished in the French. It takes only a spark to re-kindle it. Napoleon Bonaparte

The merit of Mahomet is that he founded a religion without an inferno. Napoleon Bonaparte

Since the discovery of printing, knowledge has been called to power, and power has been used to make knowledge a slave. Napoleon Bonaparte

Rigorous authority and justice are the kindness of kings. Napoleon Bonaparte

In statesmanship there are predicaments from which it is impossible to escape without some wrongdoing. Napoleon Bonaparte

The implements to him who can handle them. Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not enough to give orders they must be obeyed. Napoleon Bonaparte

Sometimes a great example is necessary to all the public functionaries of the state. Napoleon Bonaparte

One can lead a nation only by helping it see a bright outlook. A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte

The poor man commands respect; the beggar must always excite anger. Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing renders a nation so despicable as religious despotism. Napoleon Bonaparte

Equality should be the chief basis of the education of youth. Napoleon Bonaparte

He is almost a statesman. He lies well. Napoleon Bonaparte

Prussia was hatched from a cannon-ball. Napoleon Bonaparte

The true wealth of a state consists in the number of its inhabitants, in their toil and industry. Napoleon Bonaparte

Morality has nothing to do with such a man as I am. Napoleon Bonaparte

To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, would be to be a god. Napoleon Bonaparte

Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Napoleon Bonaparte

I start out by believing the worst Napoleon Bonaparte

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