Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
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A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
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Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
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 true man hates no one.
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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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Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
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Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
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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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History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
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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.
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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 they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
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Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
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It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
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Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
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Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.
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Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
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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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Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
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The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
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The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
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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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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 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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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 is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
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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.
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Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
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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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