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SummaryNapoleon Bonaparte was a famous Leader from France, who lived between August 15, 1769 and May 5, 1821. He became 51 years old.
BiographyNapoléon Bonaparte (born in Ajaccio on Corsica in France, died at St. Helena) was the French emperor under the name Napoleon I from 18 May 1804 to 6 april 1814. As commander of the French military conquered and ruled him throughout most of western and central Europe, and had a couple of years also Egypt. An unsuccessful campaign in Russia, weakened his position and let the performances of the final defeat at Waterloo in 1815 that resulted in his fall.
Few people in history have been discussed and researched more than Napoléon. His historical importance is still controversial, the different view of him often caused debate and disagreement. In France, he is regarded by many as a national hero. He emphasized first and foremost as an able commander in the field and military strategist, others see him more as a politician and social reformer. Of the other he is considered a great despot, tyrant or usurper.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 83 quotes who is written / told by Napoleon, under the main topics: Sports, Art, History, Imagination, Medical.
Related authors: Alexandre Ledru-Rollin
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon
Famous quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte (83)
"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon"
"Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals"
"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war"
"You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks"
"There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time"
"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"
"The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny"
"The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind"
"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"
"The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely"
"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent"
"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in"
"One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority"
"When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity"
"The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need"
"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"
"If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots"
"If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god"
"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"
"The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue"
"I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up"
"Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me"
"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence"
"Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them"
"Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues"
"In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake"
"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"
"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 principles which direct them"
"From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us"
"Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets"
"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily"
"Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking"
"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"