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History is a set of lies agreed upon.

  • history


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

  • religion


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

  • Determination


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

  • Motivational




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

  • Competition


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

  • courage


An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.

  • Leadership


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

  • noise


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.

  • Conflict


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

  • Future


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

  • Luck


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.

  • Love


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

  • Control


The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

  • Medicine


It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

  • Bravery


Ability is of little account without opportunity.

  • Ability


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

  • Decisions


A leader is a dealer in hope.

  • Leadership


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

  • War


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

  • fight


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

  • Promises


My downfall raises me to infinite heights.

  • Failure


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

  • Bravery


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

  • Greatness


A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

  • Royalty


Victory belongs to the most persevering.

  • Victory


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

  • Conscience


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

  • Oppression


The most dangerous moment comes with victory.

  • Victory


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

  • fear



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Napoleon Bonaparte quotes about control

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

  • Control


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

  • Control


The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.

  • Control


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

  • Control


I have only one counsel for you -- be master.

  • Control


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Napoleon Bonaparte quotes about fear

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

  • fear


He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

  • Fear


Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest

  • Fear


There are only two forces that unite men -- fear and interest.

  • Fear


There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.

  • fear


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Napoleon Bonaparte quotes about leadership

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An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.

  • Leadership


A leader is a dealer in hope.

  • Leadership


Men are lead by trifles.

  • Leadership


When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.

  • Leadership


Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack.

  • Leadership


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He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.

  • politics


In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it.

  • Politics


In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

  • Politics


In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.

  • Politics


In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

  • handicap


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Ability is of little account without opportunity.

  • Ability


Ability is nothing without opportunity.

  • ability


The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains

  • Ability


The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.

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

  • Insanity


The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.

  • Wisdom


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

  • Doctors


The human race is governed by its imagination.

  • Imagination




Imagination rules the world.

  • Imagination


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

  • Power


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

  • courage


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

  • Power


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

  • Promises


Truth alone wounds.

  • Truth


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

  • art


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

  • Death


The only victory over love is flight.

  • Love


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

  • Medicine


The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.

  • Military


Who saves his country violates no law.

  • Patriotism


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

  • wisdom


Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

  • hope


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

  • Control


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

  • Fanaticism


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

  • Music


The French complain of everything, and always.

  • Nation


Few things are brought to a sucessful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.

  • Planning


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

  • Risk


When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.

  • Conflict


Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

  • Decisions


Let the path be open to talent.

  • Fate


He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

  • Fear


The art of government is not to let me grow stale.

  • Government


Large legislative bodies resolve themselves into coteries, and coteries into jealousies.

  • Government


True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.

  • Heroes


We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.

  • Humor


I made all my generals out of mud.

  • Military


When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possible with a long nose.

  • Quality


A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything.

  • Speech


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

  • Style


Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.

  • Wealth


He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.

  • politics


Ability is nothing without opportunity.

  • ability


I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.

  • fox


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 principals which direct them.

  • Ambition


Chance is the providence of adventurers.

  • Chance


Character is victory organized.

  • Character


The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.

  • Control


The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.

  • Crime


True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination.

  • Determination


Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest

  • Fear


Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.

  • Greatness


Men are lead by trifles.

  • Leadership


Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.

  • Medicine


Medicines are only fit for old people.

  • Medicine


When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.

  • Mediocrity


Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.

  • Opinion


Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.

  • Order


In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it.

  • Politics


The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.

  • Poverty


A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.

  • Respect


The most insupportable of tyrannies is that of inferiors.

  • Tyranny


A picture is worth a thousand words.

  • art


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

  • adequately


Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

  • religion


Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

  • common


The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains

  • Ability


I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.

  • Argument


Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.

  • Christianity


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

  • Control


I have only one counsel for you -- be master.

  • Control


There are only two forces that unite men -- fear and interest.

  • Fear


Public instruction should be the first object of government.

  • Government


The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.

  • Greatness


From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.

  • History


When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.

  • Leadership


Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack.

  • Leadership


Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.

  • Management


A true man hates no one.

  • Men


Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.

  • Mother


If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.

  • Peace


In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

  • Politics


In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.

  • Politics


Vengeance has no foresight.

  • Revenge


Secrets travel fast in Paris.

  • Secrets


There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.

  • Spirituality


Occupation is the scythe of time.

  • Work


Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

  • enemy


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

  • daily


In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

  • handicap


Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.

  • foresight


Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.

  • history


The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.

  • battlefield


Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.

  • consideration


A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.

  • bayonets


One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.

  • forbid


The torment of precautions often exceeds often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.

  • Caution


Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.

  • Christianity


A Constitution should be short and obscure.

  • Constitution


I may be accused or rashness, but not sluggishness.

  • Haste


There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.

  • Management


It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr.

  • Martyr


Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything.

  • Organization


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.

  • Power


Respect the burden.

  • Respect


I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.

  • louis


What is history but a fable agreed upon?

  • history


If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.

  • peace


The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.

  • abandon


A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

  • war


If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

  • religion


The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.

  • act


The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.

  • ability


There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

  • ridiculous


Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

  • children


An army marches on its stomach.

  • army


It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.

  • cause


Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.

  • easily


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

  • deliver


There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.

  • kind


I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.

  • command


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.

  • acts


There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.

  • fear


I have only one counsel for you - be master.

  • counsel



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When Napoleon Bonaparte was born? Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769.

Who is Napoleon Bonaparte? Napoleon Bonaparte biography. Napoleon I (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, later Napoléon Bonaparte)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.Born in Corsica and trained in mainland France as an artillery officer, he first rose to prominence as a general of the French Revolution, leading several successful campaigns against the First Coalition and the Second Coalition arrayed against France. In late 1799, Napoleon staged a coup d'état and installed himself as First Consul; five years later he became the Emperor of the French. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, he turned the armies of France against almost every major European power, dominating continental Europe through a lengthy streak of military victories—epitomized through battles such as Austerlitz and Friedland—and through the formation of extensive alliance systems. He appointed close friends and several members of his family as monarchs and important government figures of French-dominated states.The disastrous French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon's fortunes. The campaign wrecked the Grande Armée, which never regained its previous strength. In October 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig and then invaded France. The coalition forced Napoleon to abdicate in April 1814, exiling him to the island of Elba. Less than a year later, he returned to France and regained control of the government in the Hundred Days (les Cent Jours) prior to his final defeat at Waterloo on 18 June 1815. Napoleon spent the remaining six years of his life under British supervision on the island of St. Helena. Napoleon developed relatively few military innovations, although his placement of artillery into batteries and the elevation of the army corps as the standard all-arms unit have become accepted doctrines in virtually all large modern armies. He drew his best tactics from a variety of sources and scored several major victories with a modernized and reformed French army. His campaigns are studied at military academies all over the world and he is widely regarded as one of history's greatest commanders. Aside from his military achievements, Napoleon is also remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic Code (Code Napoléon), which laid the bureaucratic foundations for the modern French state.

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