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#1. I treat policies like war. I hoodwink one flank so as to trounce the other. In my family we kneel only to God. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#2. The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#3. Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#4. The laws of circumstance are abolished by new circumstances. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#5. Conquest has made me what I am, only conquest can maintain me. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#6. In these days the invention of printing, and the diffusion of knowledge, render historical calumnies a little less dangerous: truth will always prevail in the long run, but how slow its progress! - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#7. A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#8. A man is known by his conduct to his wife, to his family, and to those under him. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#9. In time of revolution, with perseverance and courage, a soldier should think nothing impossible. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#10. Paradise is a center whither the souls of all men are proceeding, each sect in its particular road. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#11. 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. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#12. When I had the honor to be a second lieutenant, I ate dry bread, but I never let anyone know that I was poor. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#13. 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. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#14. Immortality is the best recollection one leaves. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#15. The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other. They are worse than ever when, at the termination of their punishment, they return to society. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#16. Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#17. A beautiful woman like eyes, and a good heart; One is a beautiful thing, and other treasures. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#18. The gospel is not a book; it is a living being, with an action, a power, which invades every thing that opposes its extension, behold! It is upon this table: This book, surpassing all others. I never omit to read it, and every day with some pleasure. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#19. Ability is nothing without opportunity - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#20. Better to have an open enemy, than hidden friends. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#21. Fanaticism must be put to sleep before it can be eradicated. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#22. I do not amuse myself by thinking of dead people. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#23. All generals, officers, and soldiers who capitulate in battle to save their own lives should be decimated. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#24. The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#25. From first to last, Jesus is the same; always the same
majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#26. Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#27. I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#28. Passions change, politics are immutable. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#29. All men of genius, and all those who have gained rank in the republic of letters, are brothers, whatever may be the land of their nativity. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#30. I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#31. You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#32. Great men are never cruel without necessity. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#33. He who cannot look over a battlefield with a dry eye, causes the death of many men uselessly. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#34. A faithful friend is the true image of the Deity. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#35. A portion of the multitude must ever be coerced. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#36. In war one must lean on an obstacle in order to overcome it. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#37. One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#38. In war, as in politics, no evil - even if it is permissible under the rules - is excusable unless it is absolutely necessary. Everything beyond that is a crime. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#39. To negotiate is not to do as one likes. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#40. Who saves his country violates no law. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#41. The most difficult art is not in the choice of men, but in giving to the men chosen the highest service of which they are capable. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#42. You cannot stop me; I spend thirty thousand men a month. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#43. The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#44. Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#45. I have fought sixty battles, and I have learnt nothing which I did not know at the beginning. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#46. The Mohammedan religion is the finest of all - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#47. Every man who is worth thirty millions and is not wedded to them, is dangerous to the government. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#48. Ability is noting without opportunity - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#49. When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#50. In Russia there are no roads - only areas. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#51. A true master of politics is able to calculate, down to the smallest fraction, the advantages to which he may put his very faults. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#52. A Government protected by foreigners will never be accepted by a free people. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#53. Man will believe anything, as long as it's not in the bible. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#54. I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#55. It is not necessary to prohibit or encourage oddities of conduct which are not harmful. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#56. International incidents must not be allowed to shape foreign policy, foreign policy must shape the incidents. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#57. Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses; but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#58. I made all my generals out of mud. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#59. Rascality has limits; stupidity has not. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#60. More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#61. When you have resolved to fight a battle, collect your whole force. Dispense with nothing. A single battalion sometimes decides the day. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#62. All the great captains have performed vast achievements by conforming with the rules of art
by adjusting efforts to obstacles. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#63. I want the whole of Europe to have one currency; it will make trading much easier. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#64. He, who practices right, but in the hope of acquiring great renown, is very near to vice. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#65. Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#66. When you determine to risk a battle, reserve to yourself every possible chance of success, more particularly if you have to deal with an adversary of superior talent, for if you are beaten, even in the midst of your magazines and your communications, woe to the vanquished! - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#67. In order not to be astonished at obtaining victories, one ought not to think only of defeats. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#68. To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#69. Ordinary men died, men of iron were taken prisoner: I only brought back with me men of bronze. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#70. With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#71. Chess is too difficult to be a game and not serious enough to be a science or an art. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#72. The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#73. What are the conditions that make for the superiority of an army? Its internal organization, military habits in officers and men, the confidence of each in themselves; that is to say, bravery, patience, and all that is contained in the idea of moral means. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#74. The policies of all powers are inherent in their geography. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#75. The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#76. There are only two powers in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#77. After me, the Revolution - or, rather the ideas which formed it - will resume their course. It will be like a book from which the marker is removed, and one starts to read again at the page where one left off. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#78. The true wealth of a state consists in the number of its inhabitants, in their toil and industry. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#79. Sometimes a single battle decides everything and sometimes, too, the slightest circumstance decides the issue of a battle. There is a moment in every battle at which the least manoeuvre is decisive and gives superiority, as one drop of water causes overflow. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#80. The best medicine against the grapes of wrath is a whiff of grapeshot - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#81. You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#82. I have seen in the most significant of circumstances, that some little thing always decides great events. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#83. Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we will write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#84. The English have no exaulted sentiments. They can all be bought. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#85. Sirs, if it were not for that one red spot I would have conquered the world!!! - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#86. The greater the man, the less is he opinionative, he depends upon events and circumstances. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#87. If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#88. 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. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#89. A man is not dependent upon his fellow creature, when he does not fear death. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#90. The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#91. Equality should be the chief basis of the education of youth. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#92. 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. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#93. Reprisals are but a sad resource. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#94. When I was happy I thought I knew men, but it was fated that I should know them in misfortune only. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#95. It requires more courage to suffer than to die. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#96. Imagination governs the world. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#97. I have destroyed the enemy merely by marches. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#98. The most constant, the most powerful, and the most generous of all my enemies. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#99. 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. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#100. It is the success which makes great men. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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