Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes & Wallpapers

Napoleon Bonaparte
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I would rather have a general who was lucky than one who was good. Napoleon Bonaparte

Impossible is the word found only in a fool's dictionary. Wise people create opportunities for themselves and make everything possible... Napoleon Bonaparte

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. Napoleon Bonaparte

Even in war moral power is to physical as three parts out of four. Napoleon Bonaparte

From first to last, Jesus is the same; always the same - majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle. Napoleon Bonaparte

The sight of a battlefield after the fight is enough to inspire princes with a love of peace and a horror of war. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no class of men so difficult to be managed in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched. Napoleon Bonaparte

All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before one single word - faith. Napoleon Bonaparte

But it is at home and not in public that one should wash ones dirty linen. Napoleon Bonaparte

Give me enough medals and I"ll win you any war Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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

Tis a principle of war that when you can use the lightning, 'tis better than cannon. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Oh Man, Man. How despicable in slavery, how great when fired with the love of freedom! Napoleon Bonaparte

No one but myself can be blamed for my fall. I have been my own greatest enemy-the cause of my own disastrous fate. Napoleon Bonaparte

Europe thus divided into nationalities freely formed and free internally, peace between States would have become easier: the United States of Europe would become a possibility. Napoleon Bonaparte

Liberty is a need felt by a small class of people whom nature has endowed with nobler minds than the mass of men;.... Consequently, it may be repressed with impunity. Equality, on the other hand, pleases the masses. Napoleon Bonaparte

The worse the man the better the soldier. If soldiers be not corrupt they ought to be made so. Napoleon Bonaparte

England would be better off without Canada; it keeps her in a prepared state for war at a great expense and constant irritation. Napoleon Bonaparte

Battles are lost or won in 15 minutes Napoleon Bonaparte

The object of war is victory, the object of victory is conquest, and the object of conquest is occupation. Napoleon Bonaparte

Unavailable wars are always just. Napoleon Bonaparte

The career open to the talents. Napoleon Bonaparte

I love a brave soldier who has undergone, le bapteme du fer [baptism of fire], whatever nation he may belong to. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Theology in religion is what poisons are in food. Napoleon Bonaparte

To be believed, make the truth unbelievable. Napoleon Bonaparte

An army travels on its stomach. Soup makes the soldier. Napoleon Bonaparte

Malice delights to blacken the characters of prominent men. Napoleon Bonaparte

He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat. Napoleon Bonaparte

Greatness is nothing unless it be lasting. Napoleon Bonaparte

Man achieves in life only by commanding the capabilities nature has given him, or by creating them within himself by education and by knowing how to profit by the difficulties encountered. Napoleon Bonaparte

To listen to the interests of all, marks an ordinary government; to foresee them, marks a great government. Napoleon Bonaparte

Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception. Napoleon Bonaparte

Changing from the defensive to the offensive, is one of the most delicate operations in war. Napoleon Bonaparte

In a battle, as in a siege, the art consists in concentrating very heavy fire on a particular point. The line of battle once established, the one who has the ability to concentrate an unlooked for mass of artillery suddenly and unexpectedly on one of these points is sure to carry the day. Napoleon Bonaparte

War is a serious game in which a man risks his reputation, his troops, and his country. A sensible man will search himself to know whether or not he is fitted for the trade. Napoleon Bonaparte

In civil war it is not given to every man to know how to conduct himself. There is something more than military prudence necessary; there is need of sagacity and the knowledge of men. Napoleon Bonaparte

War is a lottery in which nations ought to risk nothing but small amounts. Napoleon Bonaparte

The issue of a battle is the result of an instant, of a thought. There is the advance, with its various combinations, the battle is joined, the struggle goes on a certain time, the decisive moment presents itself, a spark of genius discloses it, and the smallest body of reserves accomplish victory. Napoleon Bonaparte

To plan to reserve cavalry for the finish of the battle, is to have no conception of the power of combined infantry and cavalry charges, either for attack or for defense. Napoleon Bonaparte

In France, only the impossible is admired. Napoleon Bonaparte

They wanted me to be a Washington. Napoleon Bonaparte

Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions and the legislator should give it the greatest encouragement. Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a myth that men agree to believe. Napoleon Bonaparte

Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world. Napoleon Bonaparte

If we could read the past histories of all our enemies we would disregard all hostility for them. Napoleon Bonaparte

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. Napoleon Bonaparte

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. Napoleon Bonaparte

This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog. Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death. Napoleon Bonaparte

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. Napoleon Bonaparte

Soldiers! Here is the battle you have so long desired! Henceforth victory depends on you; we have need of it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Every means should be taken to attach the soldier to his colours. Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin. Napoleon Bonaparte

Wherever flowers cannot be reared, there man cannot live. Napoleon Bonaparte

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. Men are moved by only two mechanisms: fear and self-interest. Victory belongs to the most persevering. Napoleon Bonaparte

Secrets travel fast in Paris. Napoleon Bonaparte

It's not the size of the army but the power within the army. Napoleon Bonaparte

He that makes war without many mistakes has not made war very long. Napoleon Bonaparte

In time of revolution, with perseverance and courage, a soldier should think nothing impossible. Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, moral factors acount for three quarters of the whole; relative material strength accounts for only one quarter. Napoleon Bonaparte

The fate of a Nation may sometimes depend upon the position of a fortress. Napoleon Bonaparte

An army which cannot be regularly recruited is a doomed army. Napoleon Bonaparte

My generals are a parcel of post inspectors. Napoleon Bonaparte

Much shedding of blood, many great actions, and triumphs, toil and perseverance are the end of all things human. Napoleon Bonaparte

We should always go before our enemies with confidence, otherwise our apparent uneasiness inspires them with greater boldness. Napoleon Bonaparte

Governments keep their promises only when they are forced, or when it is to their advantage to do so. Napoleon Bonaparte



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