History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte on history
258

There are two levers for moving men -- interest and fear.

Napoleon Bonaparte on motivational
144

Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.

Napoleon Bonaparte on religion
134

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.

Napoleon Bonaparte on determination
101

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.

Napoleon Bonaparte on competition
86

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.

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

An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.

Napoleon Bonaparte on leadership
54

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.

Napoleon Bonaparte on conflict
52

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Napoleon Bonaparte on noise
51

I base my calculations on the expectation that luck will be against me

Napoleon Bonaparte on luck
36

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

Napoleon Bonaparte on future
36

As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.

Napoleon Bonaparte on love
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Never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake.

About Napoleon Bonaparte

Name Napoleon Bonaparte
Quotes 163 quotes
Nationality French
Profession Emperor
Birthday August 15, 1769
About Napoleon I (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, later Napoléon naparte)was a French military and political leader who had significant impact on modern European history. He was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as Premier Consul of the French Republic, Empereur des Français, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine.
Top topics people, fear, love, general, leadership

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

Napoleon Bonaparte on control
26

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Napoleon Bonaparte on bravery
25

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

Napoleon Bonaparte on medicine
25

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte on ability
19

Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.

Napoleon Bonaparte on bravery
17

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte on leadership
17
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A resolute determination is the truest wisdom.

Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there is no longer any 'if' or 'but'.

Napoleon Bonaparte on decisions
17

One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.

Napoleon Bonaparte on war
15

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

Napoleon Bonaparte on fear
15

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

Napoleon Bonaparte on fight
15

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.

Napoleon Bonaparte on promises
14

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napoleon Bonaparte on victory
14
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Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.

My downfall raises me to infinite heights.

Napoleon Bonaparte on failure
13

Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.

Napoleon Bonaparte on oppression
12

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

Napoleon Bonaparte on royalty
11

Great people are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted.

Napoleon Bonaparte on greatness
11

The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.

Napoleon Bonaparte on wisdom
10

The most dangerous moment comes with victory.

Napoleon Bonaparte on victory
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The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.

Napoleon Bonaparte on conscience
10

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

Napoleon Bonaparte on courage
9

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.

Napoleon Bonaparte on power
8

Imagination rules the world.

Napoleon Bonaparte on imagination
8

The human race is governed by its imagination.

Napoleon Bonaparte on imagination
8

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.

Napoleon Bonaparte on insanity
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Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.

Napoleon Bonaparte on doctors
7

Truth alone wounds.

Napoleon Bonaparte on truth
7

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

Napoleon Bonaparte on art
6

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

Napoleon Bonaparte on deliver
6

Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Napoleon Bonaparte on power
6

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

Napoleon Bonaparte on wisdom
5

Who saves his country violates no law.

Napoleon Bonaparte on patriotism
5

The only victory over love is flight.

Napoleon Bonaparte on love
5

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.

Napoleon Bonaparte on death
5

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

Napoleon Bonaparte on medicine
5

There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.

Napoleon Bonaparte on fanaticism
5

The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.

Napoleon Bonaparte on military
5

With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.

Napoleon Bonaparte on risk
4

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

Napoleon Bonaparte on control
4