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Summary

Napoleon Bonaparte was a famous Leader from France, who lived between August 15, 1769 and May 5, 1821.

Biography

Napoléon 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)


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"Victory belongs to the most persevering"
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"The truest wisdom is a resolute determination"
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"There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed"
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"A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights"
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"A picture is worth a thousand words"
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"A Constitution should be short and obscure"
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"He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander"
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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich"
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"Respect the burden"
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"Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them"
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"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence"
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"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"
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"Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me"
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"Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy"
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"I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up"
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"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it"
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"The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue"
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"I have only one counsel for you - be master"
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"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"
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"If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god"
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"Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest"
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"If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots"
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"One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent"
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"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"
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"The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need"
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"When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity"
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"One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority"
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"We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him"
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"History is a set of lies agreed upon"
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"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon"
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"Imagination rules the world"
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"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools"
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"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"
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"In politics stupidity is not a handicap"
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"In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake"
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"It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr"
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"It requires more courage to suffer than to die"
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"Let the path be open to talent"
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"Medicines are only fit for old people"
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"Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues"
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"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet"
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"A leader is a dealer in hope"
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"A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it"
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"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"
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"A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets"
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"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon"
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"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet"
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"A true man hates no one"
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"Ability is nothing without opportunity"
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"All religions have been made by men"
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"Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking"
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"Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress"
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"An army marches on its stomach"
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"Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment"
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"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily"
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"Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals"
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"England is a nation of shopkeepers"
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"Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight"
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"Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets"
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"France has more need of me than I have need of France"
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"From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us"
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"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever"
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"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"
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"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat"
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"There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time"
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"With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything"
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"Women are nothing but machines for producing children"
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"You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks"
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"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war"
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"A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view"
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"The word impossible is not in my dictionary"
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"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"
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"There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest"
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"Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy"
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"Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them"
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"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in"
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"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent"
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"The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely"
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"The army is the true nobility of our country"
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"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"
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"The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind"
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"The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man"
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"The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny"


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