Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Who is Napoleon Bonaparte?

French self crowned emperor Napoléon Bonaparte is known as one of the most influential leaders of France.

Known by his first name, Napoleon was born and died on two different islands, Corsica and Elba to which he was exiled.

Born August 15, 1769
Died May 05, 1821

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Best 44 Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte | Page 1 of 2

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

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“A true man hates no one.”

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“Give me an educated mother, I shall promise you the birth of a civilized, educated nation.”

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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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“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”

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“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”

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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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“With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.”

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“A good sketch is better than a long speech.”

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“A leader is a dealer in hope.”

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“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

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“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.”

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“A woman laughing is a woman conquered.”

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“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him.”

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“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.”

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

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“Every person has a right to risk their own life for the preservation of it.”

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“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”

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

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“History is written by the winners.”

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“I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world, and yet they lay hands on everything they can get.”

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“I saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword.”

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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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“If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.”

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“If we could read the past histories of all our enemies we would disregard all hostility for them.”

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“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”

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“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. Wise people create opportunities for themselves and make everything possible...”

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“Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.”

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“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.”

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“Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake.”

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“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”

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“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”


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