Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

England is a nation of shopkeepers.

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There are two kinds of fidelity - that of dogs and that of cats; and you gentlemen, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house.

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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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Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.

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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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There are only two forces that unite men fear and interest. All great revolutions originate in fear, for the play of interests does not lead to accomplishment.

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Our hour is marked, and no one can claim a moment of life beyond what fate has predestined.

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A good sketch is better than a long speech.

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The sentiment of national honor is never more than half extinguished in the French. It takes only a spark to re-kindle it.

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History is a set of lies agreed upon.

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

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Order marches with weighty and measured strides; disorder is always in a hurry.

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A great reserve and severity of manners are necessary for the command of those who are older than ourselves.

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Posterity alone rightly judges kings. Posterity alone has the right to accord or withhold honors.

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A prince should suspect everything.

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If I had succeeded, I would have been the greatest man known to history.

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