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Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Napoleon Bonaparte
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
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
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Napoleon Bonaparte
A Constitution should be short and obscure.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Statement made at Conference of Swiss Deputies, 1803)
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1868)
Courage is like love: it must have hope for nourishment.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
France has more need of me than I have need of France.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Speech in Paris, 1813)
To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Statement made during his imprisonment at St. Helena)
If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds.... I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in The Mind of Napoleon, 1955)
To extraordinary circumstance we must apply extraordinary remedies.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of Napoleon)
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
Better not to have been born than to live without glory.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of Napoleon)
One must indeed be ignorant of the methods of genius to suppose that it allows itself to be cramped by forms. Forms are for mediocrity, and it is fortunate that mediocrity can act only according to routine. Ability takes its flight unhindered.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
Imagination rules the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
Destiny urges me to a goal of which I am ignorant. Until that goal is attained I am invulnerable, unassailable. When Destiny has accomplished her purpose in me, a fly may suffice to destroy me.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
The heart may be broken, and the soul remain unshaken.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of Napoleon)
As a rule it is circumstances that make men.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
The mind improves by change of aliment. A diversity of reading pleases the imagination, as much as the diversity of sounds pleases the ear.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of Napoleon)
Lead the ideas of your time and they will accompany and support you; fall behind them and they drag you along with them; oppose them and they will overwhelm you.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
I am never angry when contradicted, I seek to be enlightened.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of Napoleon)
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Message to the captain of HMS Bellerophon, 1815)
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
Variant: The word impossible is not French.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Letter to Jean Le Marois, 1813)
In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.
Napoleon Bonaparte
It is not necessary to prohibit or encourage oddities of conduct which are not harmful.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
When you have an enemy in your power, deprive him of the means of ever injuring you.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of Napoleon)
Necessity dominates inclination, will, and right.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
Napoleon Bonaparte
We must not obstinately contend against circumstances, but rather let us obey them. We have many projects in life but little determination.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of Napoleon)
Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
A form of government that is not the result of a long sequence of shared experiences, efforts, and endeavors can never take root.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Statement, 1803)
There are two levers for moving men - interest and fear. 
Variant: There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him
Napoleon Bonaparte
He who is unmoved by tears has no heart.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of Napoleon)
Conscience is the most sacred thing among men.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
The man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte
From triumph to downfall is but a step. I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
Our credulity is a part of the imperfection of our natures. It is inherent in us to desire to generalize, when we ought, on the contrary, to guard ourselves very carefully from this tendency.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
A great people may be killed, but they cannot be intimidated. 
Napoleon Bonaparte (Diary entry, 1803)
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense - he is always satisfied with himself.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
We must take things as we find them, and not as we would wish them to be.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of Napoleon)
Work is the scythe of time.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Written on board the HMS Bellerophon)
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Speech in Egypt to his troops, 1798)
A man who has no consideration for the needs of his men ought never to be given command.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
The superior man is never in anyone's way.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Quoted in Napoleon: In His Own Words, 1916)
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Napoleon Bonaparte Biography

Born: August 15, 1769
Died: May 5, 1821

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader after the French Revolution. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest military commanders of all time.

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