Napoleon Bonaparte

French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)

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A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised.
If you wish to be a sucess in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.
Men, in general, are but great children.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
There are two levers for moving men interest and fear.
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping the common people quiet.
The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.
An army marches on its stomach.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
We must laugh at man, to avoid crying for him.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
What is history but a fable agreed upon.
A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
I made all my generals out of mud.
I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.
Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.
Men will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.
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
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.
[Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.

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