50+ Napoleon quotes of all time
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Share this Quote Napoleon Bonaparte History is a set of lies agreed upon.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
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.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self-interest.
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. –
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.
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.
The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.
The herd seeks out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
An army marches on its stomach.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
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.
Imagination rules the world.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
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.
The first virtue in a soldier is the endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
A true man hates no one.
Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
France has more need of me than I have need of France. –
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
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