Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope.

An army marches on its stomach.

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Men, in general, are but great children.

From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.

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.

[Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

What a beautiful fix we are in now; peace has been declared.

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

Men will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised.

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.

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

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