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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the wars led against France by a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars.


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A leader is a dealer in hope.

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

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 quotes: 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.



Imagination rules the world.

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.

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

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

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


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

Ability is nothing without opportunity.

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

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

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

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

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

Men take only their needs into consideration
‒ never their

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

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.

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.

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

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

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Soldiers generally win battles;
generals get credit for them.

Never interrupt your enemy
when he is making a mistake.

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.

When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.

In politics... never retreat, never retract...
never admit a mistake. 
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A true man hates no one.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

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.

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.

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.

I have only one counsel for you - be master.