History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Order marches with weighty and measured strides; disorder is always in a hurry.
If I had succeeded, I would have been the greatest man known to history.
I am the instrument of providence, she will use me as long as I accomplish her designs, then she will break me like a glass.
Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.
The hand that gives is above the hand that takes.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
I saw myself founding a religion, marching into Asia riding an elephant, a turban on my head and in my hand the new Koran that I would have composed to suit my needs.
A good sketch is better than a long speech.
Waterloo will wipe out the memory of my forty victories; but that which nothing can wipe out is my Civil Code. That will live forever.
Morality has nothing to do with such a man as I am.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
Europe is a molehill. It has never had any great empires, like those of the Orient, numbering six hundred million souls.
The Turks can be killed, but they can never be conquered.