Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and again in 1815. Napoleon dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars.

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

Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.

With audacity one can undertake anything but not do everything.

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

A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.

I made all my generals out of mud.

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

Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.

The act of policing is in order to punish less often to punish more severely.

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

Glory is fleeting but obscurity is forever.

Medicines are only fit for old people.

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.

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

The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos both his own and the enemies.

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.

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

Soldiers generally win battles, generals get credit for them.

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