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Napoléon Bonaparte (born Napoleone di Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821), usually referred to as simply Napoleon in English, was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. He was the de facto leader of the French Republic as First Consul from 1799 to 1804. 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. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. One of the greatest commanders in history, his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide. He remains one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in human history.

Born on the island of Corsica not long after its annexation by the Kingdom of France, Napoleon's modest family descended from minor Italian nobility. He supported the French Revolution in 1789 while serving in the French army, and tried to spread its ideals to his native Corsica. He rose rapidly in the Army after he saved the governing French Directory by firing on royalist insurgents. In April 1796, he began his first military campaign against the Austrians and their Italian allies, scoring a series of decisive victories and becoming a national hero. Two years later, he led a military expedition to Egypt that served as a springboard to political power. He engineered a coup in November 1799 and became First Consul of the Republic. Intractable differences with the British meant that the French were facing the War of the Third Coalition by 1805. Napoleon shattered this coalition with decisive victories in the Ulm Campaign, and a historic triumph at the Battle of Austerlitz, which led to the dissolving of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1806, the Fourth Coalition took up arms against him because Prussia became worried about growing French influence on the continent. Napoleon quickly knocked out Prussia at the battles of Jena and Auerstedt, then marched the Grande Armée deep into Eastern Europe, annihilating the Russians in June 1807 at Friedland, and forcing the defeated nations of the Fourth Coalition to accept the Treaties of Tilsit. Two years later, the Austrians challenged the French again during the War of the Fifth Coalition, but Napoleon solidified his grip over Europe after triumphing at the Battle of Wagram.

Hoping to extend the Continental System (his embargo against Britain), Napoleon invaded the Iberian Peninsula and declared his brother Joseph the King of Spain in 1808. The Spanish and the Portuguese revolted with British support in the Peninsular War, which lasted six years, featured brutal guerrilla warfare, and culminated in a defeat for Napoleon's marshals. Napoleon launched an invasion of Russia in the summer of 1812. The resulting campaign witnessed the catastrophic retreat of Napoleon's Grande Armée and encouraged his enemies. In 1813, Prussia and Austria joined Russian forces in a Sixth Coalition against France. A chaotic military campaign culminated in a large coalition army defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Leipzig in October 1813. The coalition invaded France and captured Paris, forcing Napoleon to abdicate in April 1814. He was exiled to the island of Elba, between Corsica and Italy, while in France, the Bourbons were restored to power. However, Napoleon escaped from Elba in February 1815 and took control of France, "without spilling a drop of blood" as he wished. The Allies responded by forming a Seventh Coalition, which ultimately defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. The British exiled him to the remote island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, where he died in 1821 at the age of 51. Napoleon had an extensive impact on the modern world, bringing liberal reforms to the numerous territories that he conquered and controlled, especially the Low Countries, Switzerland, and large parts of modern Italy and Germany. He implemented fundamental liberal policies in France and throughout Western Europe.

Quote: A leader is a dealer in hope. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of man wearing black notched lapel suit jacket in focus photography
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A leader is a dealer in hope.


Quote: The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of running white, brown, and black dog
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The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.


Quote: It requires more courage to suffer than to die. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of white paint palette with black paint beside ink bottle and paint brush
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It requires more courage to suffer than to die.


Quote: A true man hates no one. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of sunset
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A true man hates no one.


Quote: When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
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When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.


Quote: We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of brown and blue hourglass on stones
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We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.


Quote: Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of blue and red bird during daytime
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Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.


The art of land warfare is an art of genius, of inspiration. On the sea nothing is genius or inspiration; everything is positive or empiric.


Quote: When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of man jumping on hill during golden hour
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When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.


Quote: The superior man is never in anyone's way. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of car passing by in between trees
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The superior man is never in anyone's way.


War is the business of barbarians.


Quote: Courage isn't having the strength to go on -- it is going on when you don't have strength. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of brown short coated puppy on white textile
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Courage isn't having the strength to go on -- it is going on when you don't have strength.


Quote: Respect the burden. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of low-angle photography of man in the middle of buidligns
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Respect the burden.


Quote: If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of gray elephant
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If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.


Quote: Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of butterfly perching on leaves
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Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.


Quote: Victory belongs to the most persevering. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of snow mountains under nightsky
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Victory belongs to the most persevering.


Quote: The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of red and white heart balloons
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The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.


Quote: Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of sunset
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Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.


Quote: Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
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Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.


Quote: Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of saguaro
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Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.


Quote: Sirs, if it were not for that one red spot I would have conquered the world! by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Sirs, if it were not for that one red spot I would have conquered the world!


Quote: The inevitable fate of large groups is to perish because of lack of unity. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The inevitable fate of large groups is to perish because of lack of unity.


Quote: The poor man and the beggar are two quite different classes: one commands respect, the other arouses anger. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The poor man and the beggar are two quite different classes: one commands respect, the other arouses anger.


Quote: I am for the whites because I am white; I have no other reason, and that one is good. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

I am for the whites because I am white; I have no other reason, and that one is good.


Quote: The reading of history very soon made me feel that I was capable of achieving as much as the men who are placed in the highest ranks of our annals. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The reading of history very soon made me feel that I was capable of achieving as much as the men who are placed in the highest ranks of our annals.


Quote: Always carry champagne! In victory You deserve it and in defeat You need it! by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Always carry champagne! In victory You deserve it and in defeat You need it!


Quote: In war, the moral is to the physical as ten to one. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

In war, the moral is to the physical as ten to one.


Quote: History is a set of lies agreed upon. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

History is a set of lies agreed upon.


Quote: In victory, you deserve Champagne. In defeat you need it. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

In victory, you deserve Champagne. In defeat you need it.


Quote: A battle sometimes decides everything and sometimes the most trifling thing decides the fate of a battle. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A battle sometimes decides everything and sometimes the most trifling thing decides the fate of a battle.


Quote: The friendship of a great man is a favor of the gods. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The friendship of a great man is a favor of the gods.


Quote: You try to distract yourself from the pain, but only death will end it. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

You try to distract yourself from the pain, but only death will end it.


Quote: Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.


Quote: Champagne. In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Champagne. In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.


Quote: If I had to have a religion, I should adore the sun, for it is the sun that fertilizes everything. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

If I had to have a religion, I should adore the sun, for it is the sun that fertilizes everything.


Quote: Independence, like honor, is a rocky island without a beach. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Independence, like honor, is a rocky island without a beach.


Quote: All celebrated people lose dignity upon close inspection. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

All celebrated people lose dignity upon close inspection.


Quote: Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.


Quote: Passionate people invariably deny their anger, and cowards often boast their ignorance of fear. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Passionate people invariably deny their anger, and cowards often boast their ignorance of fear.


Quote: A general must be a charlatan. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A general must be a charlatan.


Quote: The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance.


Quote: The only way to lead people is to show them a future: a leader is a dealer in hope. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The only way to lead people is to show them a future: a leader is a dealer in hope.


Quote: Religion is, in fact, the dominion of the soul; it is the hope, the anchor of safety, the deliverance from evil. What a service has Christianity rendered to humanity! by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Religion is, in fact, the dominion of the soul; it is the hope, the anchor of safety, the deliverance from evil. What a service has Christianity rendered to humanity!


Quote: If we could read the past histories of all our enemies we would disregard all hostility for them. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

If we could read the past histories of all our enemies we would disregard all hostility for them.


Quote: Diplomacy is the police in grand costume. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Diplomacy is the police in grand costume.


Quote: From triumph to downfall there is but one step. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

From triumph to downfall there is but one step.


Quote: There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.


Quote: There are two kinds of fidelity, that of dogs and that of cats; you, gentleman, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

There are two kinds of fidelity, that of dogs and that of cats; you, gentleman, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house.


Quote: Fools have a great advantage over the wise; they are always self-satisfied. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Fools have a great advantage over the wise; they are always self-satisfied.


Quote: Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen.


Quote: Necessity dominates inclination, will, and right. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Necessity dominates inclination, will, and right.


Quote: In politics nothing is immutable. Events carry within them an invincible power. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

In politics nothing is immutable. Events carry within them an invincible power.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

In politics nothing is immutable. Events carry within them an invincible power. The unwise destroy themselves in resistance. The skillful accept events, take strong hold of them and direct them.


Quote: The English have no exaulted sentiments. They can all be bought. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The English have no exaulted sentiments. They can all be bought.


Quote: England would be better off without Canada; it keeps her in a prepared state for war at a great expense and constant irritation. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

England would be better off without Canada; it keeps her in a prepared state for war at a great expense and constant irritation.


Quote: From first to last, Jesus is the same; always the same -- majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

From first to last, Jesus is the same; always the same -- majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle.


Quote: The first method is that of a schemer and leads only to mediocre results; the other method is the path of genius and changes the face of the world. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The first method is that of a schemer and leads only to mediocre results; the other method is the path of genius and changes the face of the world.


Quote: It is easy to know when a government wishes for peace by observing the character of the person sent to negotiate for it. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

It is easy to know when a government wishes for peace by observing the character of the person sent to negotiate for it.


Quote: History is a myth that men agree to believe. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

History is a myth that men agree to believe.


Quote: To attach no importance to public opinion, is a proof that you do not merit its suffrage. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

To attach no importance to public opinion, is a proof that you do not merit its suffrage.


Quote: If you know a country's geography, you can understand and predict its foreign policy. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

If you know a country's geography, you can understand and predict its foreign policy.


Quote: Men soon get tired of shedding their blood for the advantage of a few individuals, who think they amply reward the soldiers perils with the treasures they amass. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Men soon get tired of shedding their blood for the advantage of a few individuals, who think they amply reward the soldiers perils with the treasures they amass.


Quote: Immortality is the best recollection one leaves. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Immortality is the best recollection one leaves.


Quote: The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.


Quote: You do not get peace by shouting: Peace. Peace is a meaningless word; what we need is a glorious peace. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

You do not get peace by shouting: Peace. Peace is a meaningless word; what we need is a glorious peace.


Quote: The sovereignty of the people is inalienable. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The sovereignty of the people is inalienable.


Quote: Men are ruled by toys. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Men are ruled by toys.


Quote: War is like government, a matter of tact. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

War is like government, a matter of tact.


Quote: Men are led by trifles. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Men are led by trifles.


Quote: Generals who save troops for the next day are always beaten. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Generals who save troops for the next day are always beaten.


Quote: A man becomes the creature of his uniform. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A man becomes the creature of his uniform.


Quote: I cannot believe there is a god who punishes and rewards, for I see honest folk unlucky, and rogues unlucky. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

I cannot believe there is a god who punishes and rewards, for I see honest folk unlucky, and rogues unlucky.


Quote: Variety made the Revolution. Liberty was just a pretext. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Variety made the Revolution. Liberty was just a pretext.


Quote: It is not by whining that one carries out the job of king. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

It is not by whining that one carries out the job of king.


Quote: Vengeance is without foresight. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Vengeance is without foresight.


Quote: My true glory is not to have won 40 battles ... Waterloo will erase the memory of so many victories, ... But ... what will live forever, is my Civil Code. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

My true glory is not to have won 40 battles ... Waterloo will erase the memory of so many victories, ... But ... what will live forever, is my Civil Code.


Quote: The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good.


Quote: Not one cent should be raised unless it is in accord with the law. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Not one cent should be raised unless it is in accord with the law.


Quote: If I had not been defeated in Acre against Jezzar Pasha of Turk. I would conquer all of the East. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

If I had not been defeated in Acre against Jezzar Pasha of Turk. I would conquer all of the East.


Quote: The best generals are those who have served in the artillery. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The best generals are those who have served in the artillery.


Quote: It is with artillery that war is made. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

It is with artillery that war is made.


Quote: Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot.


Quote: Oh Man, Man. How despicable in slavery, how great when fired with the love of freedom! by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Oh Man, Man. How despicable in slavery, how great when fired with the love of freedom!


Quote: I am a soldier and accustomed to risking my life every day. I am full of the fire of youth; I cannot act with the restraint of an accomplished diplomat. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

I am a soldier and accustomed to risking my life every day. I am full of the fire of youth; I cannot act with the restraint of an accomplished diplomat.


Quote: There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.


Quote: Man is entitled by birthright to a share of the earth's produce sufficient to fill the needs of his existence. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Man is entitled by birthright to a share of the earth's produce sufficient to fill the needs of his existence.


Quote: The basic principle that we must follow in directing the armies of the Republic is this: that they must feed themselves on war at the expense of the enemy territory. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The basic principle that we must follow in directing the armies of the Republic is this: that they must feed themselves on war at the expense of the enemy territory.


Quote: Cavalry is useful before, during, and after the battle. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Cavalry is useful before, during, and after the battle.


Quote: Ordinary men died, men of iron were taken prisoner: I only brought back with me men of bronze. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Ordinary men died, men of iron were taken prisoner: I only brought back with me men of bronze.


Quote: The Concordat is not the victory of any one party but the consolidation of all. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The Concordat is not the victory of any one party but the consolidation of all.


Quote: Democracy, if it is reasonable, limits itself to giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete and to obtain. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Democracy, if it is reasonable, limits itself to giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete and to obtain.


Quote: The Emperor died forsaken by all, on this horrible rock. (St. Helena) His death struggle was awful! by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The Emperor died forsaken by all, on this horrible rock. (St. Helena) His death struggle was awful!


Quote: The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought.


Quote: France will always be a great nation. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

France will always be a great nation.


Quote: In a great nation, the majority are incapable of judging wisely of things. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

In a great nation, the majority are incapable of judging wisely of things.


Quote: It is in times of difficulty that great nations like great men display the whole energy of their character and become an object of admiration to posterity. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

It is in times of difficulty that great nations like great men display the whole energy of their character and become an object of admiration to posterity.


Quote: There shall be no Alps. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

There shall be no Alps.


Quote: In Russia there are no roads -- only areas. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

In Russia there are no roads -- only areas.


Quote: The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.


Quote: Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.


Quote: I have come to realise that men are not born to be free. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

I have come to realise that men are not born to be free.


Quote: Victory and disaster establish indestructible bonds between armies and their commanders. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Victory and disaster establish indestructible bonds between armies and their commanders.


Quote: The first quality of the commander-in-chief is a cool head to receive a correct impression of things. He should not allow himself to be confused by either good or bad news. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The first quality of the commander-in-chief is a cool head to receive a correct impression of things. He should not allow himself to be confused by either good or bad news.


Quote: Cossacks are the best light troops among all that exist. If I had them in my army, I would go through all the world with them. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Cossacks are the best light troops among all that exist. If I had them in my army, I would go through all the world with them.


Quote: Orders and decorations are necessary in order to dazzle the people. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Orders and decorations are necessary in order to dazzle the people.


Quote: It is only by prudence, wisdom, and dexterity that great ends are attained and obstacles overcome. Without these qualities nothing succeeds. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

It is only by prudence, wisdom, and dexterity that great ends are attained and obstacles overcome. Without these qualities nothing succeeds.


Quote: Where flowers degenerate man cannot live. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Where flowers degenerate man cannot live.


Quote: Whatever may be the position in life of a parent, it is his duty to share his crust with his children. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Whatever may be the position in life of a parent, it is his duty to share his crust with his children. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.


Quote: The reason I beat the Austrians is, they did not known the value of five minutes. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The reason I beat the Austrians is, they did not known the value of five minutes.


Quote: All things proclaim the existence of God. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

All things proclaim the existence of God.


Quote: The secret of great battles consists in knowing how to deploy and concentrate at the right time. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The secret of great battles consists in knowing how to deploy and concentrate at the right time.


Quote: Whatever misanthropists may say, ingrates and the perverse are exceptions in the human species. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Whatever misanthropists may say, ingrates and the perverse are exceptions in the human species.


Quote: The bullet that will kill me is not yet cast. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The bullet that will kill me is not yet cast.


Quote: We should wash our dirty linen at home. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

We should wash our dirty linen at home.


Quote: 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. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

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.


Quote: Great men are meteors, consuming themselves to light the world. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Great men are meteors, consuming themselves to light the world.


Quote: Democracy may become frenzied, but it has feelings and can be moved. As for aristocracy, it is always cold and never forgives. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Democracy may become frenzied, but it has feelings and can be moved. As for aristocracy, it is always cold and never forgives.


Quote: Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

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


Quote: You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss into gain and failure to success. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss into gain and failure to success.


Quote: Speeches pass away, but acts remain. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Speeches pass away, but acts remain.


Quote: Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.


Quote: The populace judges of the power of God by the power of the priests. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The populace judges of the power of God by the power of the priests.


Quote: 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. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

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.


Quote: Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.


Quote: When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possible with a long nose. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possible with a long nose.


Quote: I may be accused or rashness, but not sluggishness. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

I may be accused or rashness, but not sluggishness.


Quote: The process of quitting smoking doesn't end with the last cigarette. It's not quitting itself, the real key is staying quit. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The process of quitting smoking doesn't end with the last cigarette. It's not quitting itself, the real key is staying quit.


Quote: I am the signet which marks the page where the revolution has been stopped; but when I die it will turn the page and resume its course. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

I am the signet which marks the page where the revolution has been stopped; but when I die it will turn the page and resume its course.


Quote: Remember, gentlemen, what a Roman emperor said: The corpse of an enemy always smells sweet. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Remember, gentlemen, what a Roman emperor said: The corpse of an enemy always smells sweet.


Quote: While I live I will never resort to irredeemable paper. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

While I live I will never resort to irredeemable paper.


Quote: No amount of money will induce someone to lay down their life, but they will gladly do so for a bit of yellow ribbon. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

No amount of money will induce someone to lay down their life, but they will gladly do so for a bit of yellow ribbon.


Quote: Men will risk their lives, even die for ribbons. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Men will risk their lives, even die for ribbons.


Quote: If it had not been for the English I should have been emperor of the East, but wherever there is water to float a ship we are sure to find them in our way. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

If it had not been for the English I should have been emperor of the East, but wherever there is water to float a ship we are sure to find them in our way.


Quote: For the stability of the Government, the people should have a considerable voice in the elections. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

For the stability of the Government, the people should have a considerable voice in the elections.


Quote: Occupation is the scythe of time. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Occupation is the scythe of time.


Quote: Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we will write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we will write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time.


Quote: Of all the peoples of Europe, Spaniards disgust me the least. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Of all the peoples of Europe, Spaniards disgust me the least.


Quote: Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power.


Quote: Has a man the right to kill himself? Yes, if his death harms no one and if life is an evil to him. When is life an evil? When it offers a man nothing but suffering and pain. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Has a man the right to kill himself? Yes, if his death harms no one and if life is an evil to him. When is life an evil? When it offers a man nothing but suffering and pain.


Quote: An empty throne always tempts me. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

An empty throne always tempts me.


Quote: Morality for the upper classes, the gallows for the rabbles. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Morality for the upper classes, the gallows for the rabbles.


Quote: Even when I am gone, I shall remain in people's minds the star of their rights, my name will be the war cry of their efforts, the motto of their hopes. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Even when I am gone, I shall remain in people's minds the star of their rights, my name will be the war cry of their efforts, the motto of their hopes.


Quote: In war, groping tactics, half-way measures, lose everything. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

In war, groping tactics, half-way measures, lose everything.


Quote: Hereditary succession to the magistracy is absurd, as it tends to make a property of it; it is incompatible with the sovereignty of the people. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Hereditary succession to the magistracy is absurd, as it tends to make a property of it; it is incompatible with the sovereignty of the people.


Quote: The merit of Mahomet is that he founded a religion without an inferno. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The merit of Mahomet is that he founded a religion without an inferno.


Quote: The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.


Quote: A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.


Quote: Take a dose of medicine once, and in all probability you will be obliged to take an additional hundred afterwards. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Take a dose of medicine once, and in all probability you will be obliged to take an additional hundred afterwards.


Quote: In order not to be astonished at obtaining victories, one ought not to think only of defeats. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

In order not to be astonished at obtaining victories, one ought not to think only of defeats.


Quote: Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.


Quote: In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

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


Quote: Nothing is so contrary to military rules as to make the strength of your army known, either in the orders of the day, in proclamations, or in the newspapers. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Nothing is so contrary to military rules as to make the strength of your army known, either in the orders of the day, in proclamations, or in the newspapers.


Quote: I am a monarch of God's creation, and you reptiles of the earth dare not oppose me. I render an account of my government to none save God and Jesus Christ. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

I am a monarch of God's creation, and you reptiles of the earth dare not oppose me. I render an account of my government to none save God and Jesus Christ.


Quote: Never depend on the multitude, full of instability and whims; always take precautions against it. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Never depend on the multitude, full of instability and whims; always take precautions against it.


Quote: In war, moral factors acount for three quarters of the whole; relative material strength accounts for only one quarter. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

In war, moral factors acount for three quarters of the whole; relative material strength accounts for only one quarter.


Quote: How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death.


Quote: Malice delights to blacken the characters of prominent men. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Malice delights to blacken the characters of prominent men.


Quote: Do not talk to me of goodness, of abstract justice, of nature law. Necessity is the highest law, public welfare is the highest justice. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Do not talk to me of goodness, of abstract justice, of nature law. Necessity is the highest law, public welfare is the highest justice.


Quote: Terrorism, War and Bankruptcy are caused by the privatization of money, issued as a debt and compounded by interest. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Terrorism, War and Bankruptcy are caused by the privatization of money, issued as a debt and compounded by interest.


Quote: It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.


Quote: He is almost a statesman. He lies well. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

He is almost a statesman. He lies well.


Quote: It is often in the audacity, in the steadfastness, of the general that the safety and the conservation of his men is found. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

It is often in the audacity, in the steadfastness, of the general that the safety and the conservation of his men is found.


Quote: All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before a single word: faith. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before a single word: faith.


Quote: Men who have changed the world never achieved their success by winning the chief citizens to their side, but always by stirring the masses. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Men who have changed the world never achieved their success by winning the chief citizens to their side, but always by stirring the masses.


Quote: An army travels on its stomach. Soup makes the soldier. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

An army travels on its stomach. Soup makes the soldier.


Quote: War is a lottery in which nations ought to risk nothing but small amounts. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

War is a lottery in which nations ought to risk nothing but small amounts.


Quote: A starving army is actually worse than none. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A starving army is actually worse than none.


Quote: Clearly, the pleasures wines afford are transitory -- but so are those of the ballet, or of a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Clearly, the pleasures wines afford are transitory -- but so are those of the ballet, or of a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.


Quote: Obedience to public authority ought not to be based either on ignorance or stupidity. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Obedience to public authority ought not to be based either on ignorance or stupidity.


Quote: Treaties are observed as long as they are in harmony with interests. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Treaties are observed as long as they are in harmony with interests.


Quote: True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination.


Quote: Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly.


Quote: Fashion condemns us to many follies, the greatest is to make oneself its slave. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Fashion condemns us to many follies, the greatest is to make oneself its slave.


Quote: I want the whole of Europe to have one currency; it will make trading much easier. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

I want the whole of Europe to have one currency; it will make trading much easier.


Quote: On victory, you deserve beer. On defeat, you need it. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

On victory, you deserve beer. On defeat, you need it.


Quote: Six hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Six hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.


Quote: Providence is always on the side of the last reserve. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Providence is always on the side of the last reserve.


Quote: Human life is the only thing that takes care of itself. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Human life is the only thing that takes care of itself.


Quote: True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude.


Quote: It would be a joke if the conduct of the victor had to be justified to the vanquished. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

It would be a joke if the conduct of the victor had to be justified to the vanquished.


Quote: In our time no one has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

In our time no one has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them.


Quote: The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.


Quote: The most dangerous moment comes with victory. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The most dangerous moment comes with victory.


Quote: It is an approved maxim in war, never to do what the enemy wishes you to do, for this reason alone, that he desires it. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

It is an approved maxim in war, never to do what the enemy wishes you to do, for this reason alone, that he desires it.


Quote: A beautiful woman like eyes, and a good heart; One is a beautiful thing, and other treasures. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A beautiful woman like eyes, and a good heart; One is a beautiful thing, and other treasures.


Quote: The world soffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The world soffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people.


Quote: Keep a good table and attend to the ladies. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Keep a good table and attend to the ladies.


Quote: When you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

When you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna.


Quote: Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.


Quote: Laws which are consistent in theory often prove chaotic in practice. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Laws which are consistent in theory often prove chaotic in practice.


Quote: History is written by the winners. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

History is written by the winners.


Quote: Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.


Quote: The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain.


Quote: A good sketch is better than a long speech. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A good sketch is better than a long speech.


Quote: The most constant, the most powerful, and the most generous of all my enemies. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The most constant, the most powerful, and the most generous of all my enemies.


Quote: A woman laughing is a woman conquered. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A woman laughing is a woman conquered.


Quote: Man only succeeds in life by governing his character or by forging one. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Man only succeeds in life by governing his character or by forging one.


Quote: Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.


Quote: As a rule, you must always reserve the right to laugh the next day at your thoughts of the previous night. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

As a rule, you must always reserve the right to laugh the next day at your thoughts of the previous night.


Quote: After making a mistake or suffering a misfortune, the man of genius always gets back on his feet. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

After making a mistake or suffering a misfortune, the man of genius always gets back on his feet.


Quote: Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.


Quote: 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. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

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.


Quote: Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.


Quote: All religions have been made by men. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

All religions have been made by men.


Quote: A Constitution should be short and obscure. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A Constitution should be short and obscure.


Quote: Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.


Quote: A throne is only a bench covered with velvet. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.


Quote: A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

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


Quote: The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

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


Quote: Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.


Quote: The French complain of everything, and always. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

The French complain of everything, and always.


Quote: I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.


Quote: Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.


Quote: He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoléon Bonaparte with quote