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#1. History paints the human heart. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#2. Men are led by trifles. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#3. There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#4. A king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#5. Without cavalry, battles are without result. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#6. Our hour is marked, and no one can claim a moment of life beyond what fate has predestined. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#7. Obedience to public authority ought not to be based either on ignorance or stupidity. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#8. Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#9. History is a myth that men agree to believe. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#10. Nothing is so important in war as an undivided command. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#11. Conquests will come and go but Delambre's work will endure. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#12. The leader's role is to define reality, then give hope - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#13. Pure politics is merely the calculus of combinations and of chances. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#14. While I live I will never resort to irredeemable paper. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#15. The Allied Powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon is the sole obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, he, faithful to his oath, declares that he is ready to descend from the throne, to quit France, and even to relinquish life, for the good of his country. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#16. War must be made as intense and awful as possible in order to make it short, and thus to diminish its horrors. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#17. The monster has escaped Elba!" "The tyrant has landed at Cannes!" "Bonaparte meets the troops." "Napoleon approaches Paris." "His Imperial Majesty has entered the capital. - Author: David Frum
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#18. A man is not dependent upon his fellow creature, when he does not fear death. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#19. My success and everything good that I have done, I owe to my mother. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#20. True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#21. If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#22. Conscription is the vitality of a nation, the purification of its morality, and the real foundations of all its habits - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#23. Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there is no longer any 'if' or 'but'. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#24. An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#25. In a conquered country benevolence is not humanitarianism. It is a general political axiom that a conqueror must not inspire a good opinion of his benevolence until he has demonstrated that he can be severe with malefactors. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#26. A well-composed song strikes the mind and softens the feelings, and produces a greater effect than a moral work, which convinces our reason, but does not warm our feelings, nor effect the slightest alteration in our habits - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#27. Men who have changed the world never achieved their success by winning the chief citizens to their side, but always by stirring the masses. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#28. A constitution should be framed so as not to impede the action of government, nor force the government to its violation. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#29. The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#30. The policies of all powers are inherent in their geography. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#31. 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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#32. He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#33. It is an ambassador's duty to stand up for his nation's foreign policy in any era and under any government whatsoever. Ambassadors are, in the full meaning of the term, titled spies. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#34. Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#35. You cannot treat with all the world at once. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#36. I may lose a battle but I will never lose a minute. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#37. A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#38. That man made me miss my destiny. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#39. The great art of governing consists in not letting men grow old in their jobs. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#40. My mind is a chest of drawers. When I wish to deal with a subject, I shut all the drawers but the one in which the subject is to be found. When I am wearied, I shut all the drawers and go to sleep. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#41. The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#42. It is not by whining that one carries out the job of king. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#43. 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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#44. In war, as in love, we must come into contact before we triumph. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#45. If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius which reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#46. War is ninety percent information. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#47. With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#48. France is invaded; I am leaving to take command of my troops, and, with God's help and their valor, I hope soon to drive the enemy beyond the frontier. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#49. Everything is more or less organized matter. To think so is against religion, but I think so just the same. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#50. 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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#51. Nothing is more arrogant than the weakness which feels itself supported by power. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#52. Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#53. When a man is a favorite of Fortune she never takes him unawares, and, however astonishing her favors may be, she finds him ready. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#54. Democracy may become frenzied, but it has feelings and can be moved. As for aristocracy, it is always cold and never forgives. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#55. It is not set speeches at the moment of battle that render soldiers brave. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#56. God has given me the will and the force to overcome all obstacles. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#57. It is not necessary to bury the truth. It is sufficient merely to delay it until nobody cares. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#58. Love is the occupation of the idle man, the amusement of a busy one, and the shipwreck of a sovereign. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#59. How can you have order in a state without religion? For, when one man is dying of hunger near another who is ill of surfeit, he cannot resign himself to this difference unless there is an authority which declares 'God wills it thus.' Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#60. A nation recruits men more easily than it can retrieve its honour. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#61. To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#62. In order not to be astonished at obtaining victories, one ought not to think only of defeats. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#63. Malice delights to blacken the characters of prominent men. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#64. I have only one counsel for you - be master. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#65. Civilization does everything for the mind and favors it entirely at the expense of the body. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#66. Rashness succeeds often, still more often fails. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#67. Life is strewn with so many dangers, and can be the source of so many misfortunes, that death is not the greatest of them. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#68. Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#69. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#70. Society cannot exist without inequality of fortunes and the inequality of fortunes could not subsist without religion. Whenever a half-starved person is near another who is glutted, it is impossible to reconcile the difference if there is not an authority who tells him to. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#71. Keep a good table and attend to the ladies. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#72. The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#73. 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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#74. In the last analysis, one must be a military man in order to govern. It is only with boot and spurs that one can govern a horse. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#75. Power is what they like - it is the greatest of all aphrodisiacs. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#76. To have a right estimate of a man's character, we must see him in misfortune. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#77. In a great nation, the majority are incapable of judging wisely of things. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#78. My decision to destroy the authority of the blacks in Saint Domingue (Haiti) is not so much based on considerations of commerce and money, as on the need to block for ever the march of the blacks in the world. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#79. 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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#80. 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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#81. I want the whole of Europe to have one currency; it will make trading much easier. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#82. There is no real force without justice. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#83. To listen to the interests of all marks an ordinary government; to foresee them marks a great government. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#84. To be believed make the truth unbelievable. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#85. One is more certain to influence men, to produce more effect on them, by absurdities than by sensible ideas. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#86. Friendship is but a name. I love no one. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#87. 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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#88. History is a myth men want to believe. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#89. The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#90. A commander in chief ought to say to himself several times a day: If the enemy should appear on my front, on my right, on my left, what would I do? And if the question finds him uncertain, he is not well placed, he is not as he should be, and he should remedy it. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#91. Where flowers degenerate man cannot live. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#92. Well then, I will tell you. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded great empires; but upon what did these creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, and to this very day millions will die for Him ... - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#93. As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#94. I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#95. 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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#96. After making a mistake or suffering a misfortune, the man of genius always gets back on his feet. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#97. The process of quitting smoking doesn't end with the last cigarette. It's not quitting itself, the real key is staying quit - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#98. One can lead a nation only by helping it see a bright outlook. A leader is a dealer in hope. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#99. France has more need of me than I have need of France. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#100. The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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