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99 Greatest Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte

Best Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French political leader as well as military general. He was the first military general who became the emperor of France and rose to the prominence during the French Revolution. Below is a list of some the famous quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte.

Napoleon Bonaparte Qupotes

  1. “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  2. “It requires more courage to suffer than to die.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. “Imagination rules the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  4. “Victory belongs to the most persevering.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  5. “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  6. “Ability is of little account without opportunity.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  7. “From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  8. “Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  9. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  10. “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  11. “The French complain of everything, and always.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  12. “We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  13. “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  14. “Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  15. “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  16. “The human race is governed by its imagination.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  17. “If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  18. “A true man hates no one.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  19. “He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  20. “There are two levers for moving men — interest and fear.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  21. “Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  22. “When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  23. “Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  24. “Let the path be open to talent.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  25. “Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  26. “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.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  27. “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 principals which direct them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  28. “The only victory over love is flight.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  29. “Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  30. “A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  31. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  32. “It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  33. “Chance is the providence of adventurers.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  34. “Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  35. “In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  36. “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
  37. “There are only two forces that unite men — fear and interest.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  38. “Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  39. “The most dangerous moment comes with victory.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  40. “In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  41. “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
  42. “Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  43. “The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  44. “When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  45. “The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  46. “A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  47. “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.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  48. “An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  49. “Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  50. “Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  51. “Public instruction should be the first object of government.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  52. “I have only one counsel for you — be master.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  53. “The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  54. “Death is nothing; but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  55. “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
  56. “Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  57. “A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  58. “True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  59. “You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  60. “Character is victory organized.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  61. “I made all my generals out of mud.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  62. “Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  63. “If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  64. “My downfall raises me to infinite heights.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  65. “Great people are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  66. “Vengeance has no foresight.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  67. “When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  68. “Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  69. “The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  70. “Truth alone wounds.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  71. “With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  72. “The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  73. “Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  74. “Medicines are only fit for old people.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  75. “The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  76. “Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  77. “Occupation is the scythe of time.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  78. “The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  79. “Who saves his country violates no law.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  80. “A man’s palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  81. “Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions and the legislator should give it the greatest encouragement.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  82. “The only King of France worthy of the name.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  83. “When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possible with a long nose.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  84. “I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  85. “Large legislative bodies resolve themselves into coteries, and coteries into jealousies.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  86. “There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  87. “In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  88. “The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  89. “Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  90. “The most insupportable of tyrannies is that of inferiors.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  91. “You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  92. “Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  93. “There is no place in a fanatic’s head where reason can enter.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  94. “Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord’s Prayer.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  95. “The art of government is not to let me grow stale.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  96. “Men are lead by trifles.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  97. “The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  98. “The torment of precautions often exceeds often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  99. “One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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