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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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An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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You may ask me for anything you like except time. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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The merit of Mahomet is that he founded a religion without an inferno. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Since the discovery of printing, knowledge has been called to power, and power has been used to make knowledge a slave. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Rigorous authority and justice are the kindness of kings. Napoleon Bonaparte
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In statesmanship there are predicaments from which it is impossible to escape without some wrongdoing. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The implements to him who can handle them. Napoleon Bonaparte
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It is not enough to give orders they must be obeyed. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Sometimes a great example is necessary to all the public functionaries of the state. 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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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
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Liberty and equality are magical words. Napoleon Bonaparte
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We should wash our dirty linen at home. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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Conquests will come and go but Delambre's work will endure. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A great reserve and severity of manners are necessary for the command of those who are older than ourselves. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Democracy may become frenzied, but it has feelings and can be moved. As for aristocracy, it is always cold and never forgives. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Jesus Christ was the greatest republican. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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The moment of greatest peril is the moment of victory. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Europe is a molehill. It has never had any great empires, like those of the Orient, numbering six hundred million souls. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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He who practices right, but in the hope of acquiring great renown, is very near to vice. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Do you know what astonished me the most in this world? The inability of force to create anything. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Leaders deal in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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Which is heavier: a soldier's pack or a slave's chains? Napoleon Bonaparte
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In war it is not men, but the man who counts. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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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
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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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The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Napoleon Bonaparte
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An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood. Napoleon Bonaparte
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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
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The gospel is not a book; it is a living being, with an action, a power, which invades every thing that opposes its extension, behold! It is upon this table: This book, surpassing all others. I never omit to read it, and every day with some pleasure. Napoleon Bonaparte
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History is a myth that men agree to believe. Napoleon Bonaparte
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One can lead a nation only by helping it see a bright outlook. A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte
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The poor man commands respect; the beggar must always excite anger. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Napoleon Bonaparte
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I start out by believing the worst Napoleon Bonaparte
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People take England on trust, and repeat that Shakespeare is the greatest of all authors. I have read him: there is nothing that compares Racine or Corneille: his plays are unreadable, pitiful. Napoleon Bonaparte
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A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Do you know what is more hard to bear than the reverses of fortune? It is the baseness, the hideous ingratitude, of man. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Surely in a matter of this kind we should endeavor to do something, that we may say that we have not lived in vain, that we may leave some impress of ourselves on the sands of time. Napoleon Bonaparte
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Tis a principle of war that when you can use the lightning, 'tis better than cannon. Napoleon Bonaparte
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