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History is a set of lies agreed upon. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

I base my calculations on the expectation that luck will be against me NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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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
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It requires more courage to suffer than to die. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Ability is of little account without opportunity. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

A leader is a dealer in hope. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

My downfall raises me to infinite heights. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

Victory belongs to the most persevering. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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Napoleon Bonaparte leadership quotes

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An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

A leader is a dealer in hope. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Men are lead by trifles. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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Napoleon Bonaparte politics quotes

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

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

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

In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

In politics stupidity is not a handicap. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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Ability is of little account without opportunity. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Ability is nothing without opportunity. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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 NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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The most dangerous moment comes with victory. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

The human race is governed by its imagination. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE



Imagination rules the world. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

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

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

Truth alone wounds. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

The only victory over love is flight. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Who saves his country violates no law. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let the path be open to talent. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

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

We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

I made all my generals out of mud. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

The French complain of everything, and always. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

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

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

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

Ability is nothing without opportunity. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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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. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Chance is the providence of adventurers. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Men are lead by trifles. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

Medicines are only fit for old people. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

The most insupportable of tyrannies is that of inferiors. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

A picture is worth a thousand words. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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 NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

Character is victory organized. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

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

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

Public instruction should be the first object of government. 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

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

When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

A true man hates no one. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

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

In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Vengeance has no foresight. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Secrets travel fast in Paris. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Occupation is the scythe of time. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

In politics stupidity is not a handicap. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

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. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

A Constitution should be short and obscure. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

I may be accused or rashness, but not sluggishness. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything. 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
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Respect the burden. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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What is history but a fable agreed upon? NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

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

Women are nothing but machines for producing children. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

An army marches on its stomach. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. 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
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There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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I have only one counsel for you - be master. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE


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