Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. 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. Napoleon’s political and cultural legacy has ensured his status as one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in human history.
Death Is Nothing, But To Live Defeated And Inglorious Is To Die Daily.
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.
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.
The Battle Of Austerlitz Is The Grandest Of All I Have Fought.
Four Hostile Newspapers Are More To Be Feared Than A Thousand Bayonets.
Women Are Nothing But Machines For Producing Children.
Ten People Who Speak Make More Noise Than Ten Thousand Who Are Silent.
A Soldier Will Fight Long And Hard For A Bit Of Colored Ribbon.
A Constitution Should Be Short And Obscure.
A Man Will Fight Harder For His Interests Than For His Rights.
If You Wish To Be A Success In The World, Promise Everything, Deliver Nothing.
He Who Knows How To Flatter Also Knows How To Slander.
When Soldiers Have Been Baptized In The Fire Of A Battle-field, They Have All One Rank In My Eyes.
Power Is My Mistress. I Have Worked Too Hard At Her Conquest To Allow Anyone To Take Her Away From Me.
The Battlefield Is A Scene Of Constant Chaos. The Winner Will Be The One Who Controls That Chaos, Both His Own And The Enemies.
A Leader Is A Dealer In Hope.
Glory Is Fleeting, But Obscurity Is Forever.
If They Want Peace, Nations Should Avoid The Pin-pricks That Precede Cannon Shots.
The Torment Of Precautions Often Exceeds The Dangers To Be Avoided. It Is Sometimes Better To Abandon One's Self To Destiny.
He Who Fears Being Conquered Is Sure Of Defeat.
Forethought We May Have, Undoubtedly, But Not Foresight.
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.
Victory Belongs To The Most Persevering.
It Is The Cause, Not The Death, That Makes The Martyr.
An Army Marches On Its Stomach.
Men Are More Easily Governed Through Their Vices Than Through Their Virtues.
Impossible Is A Word To Be Found Only In The Dictionary Of Fools.
Religion Is What Keeps The Poor From Murdering The Rich.
Courage Is Like Love; It Must Have Hope For Nourishment.
There Is One Kind Of Robber Whom The Law Does Not Strike At, And Who Steals What Is Most Precious To Men: Time.
The First Virtue In A Soldier Is Endurance Of Fatigue; Courage Is Only The Second Virtue.
The Infectiousness Of Crime Is Like That Of The Plague.
There Are Only Two Forces That Unite Men - Fear And Interest.
I Can No Longer Obey; I Have Tasted Command, And I Cannot Give It Up.
The Strong Man Is The One Who Is Able To Intercept At Will The Communication Between The Senses And The Mind.
Let The Path Be Open To Talent.
Never Interrupt Your Enemy When He Is Making A Mistake.
I Made All My Generals Out Of Mud.
The Herd Seek Out The Great, Not For Their Sake But For Their Influence; And The Great Welcome Them Out Of Vanity Or Need.
From The Heights Of These Pyramids, Forty Centuries Look Down On Us.
The Great Proof Of Madness Is The Disproportion Of One's Designs To One's Means.
Respect The Burden.
The Best Cure For The Body Is A Quiet Mind.
A True Man Hates No One.
Public Opinion Is The Thermometer A Monarch Should Constantly Consult.
With Audacity One Can Undertake Anything, But Not Do Everything.
Men Take Only Their Needs Into Consideration - Never Their Abilities.
In Politics Stupidity Is Not A Handicap.
Ambition Never Is In A Greater Hurry Than I; It Merely Keeps Pace With Circumstances And With My General Way Of Thinking.
In Order To Govern, The Question Is Not To Follow Out A More Or Less Valid Theory But To Build With Whatever Materials Are At Hand. The Inevitable Must Be Accepted And Turned To Advantage.