Best Quotes by French Statesman Napoleon Bonaparte

Collection of famous quotes by French statesman Napoleon Bonaparte.

Napoleon Bonaparte, born Napoleone di Buonaparte, was a French statesman and military leader who became famous as an artillery commander during the French Revolution.

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Best Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte

A picture is worth a thousand words.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fight too often with one enemy or you will teach him all your art of war.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

War is the business of barbarians.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.

— 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

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fear death my lads defy him and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

It is the cause not the death that makes the martyr.

— 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

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fear death my lads defy him and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

If I had to choose a religion the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

To do all that one is able to do is to be a man to do all that one would like to do is to be a god.

— 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

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

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

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

— 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

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one’s designs to one’s means.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Glory is fleeting but obscurity is forever.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Imagination rules the world.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

The human race is governed by its imagination.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

If I had to choose a religion the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.

— 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

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

All religions have been made by men.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— 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

Men take only their needs into consideration – never their abilities.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— 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

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics… never retreat never retract… never admit a mistake.

— 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

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

If I had to choose a religion the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Respect the burden.

— 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

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

Take time to deliberate but when the time for action has arrived stop thinking and go in.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fight too often with one enemy or you will teach him all your art of war.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

War is the business of barbarians.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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