Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Vengeance has no foresight.

Napoleon Bonaparte

England is a nation of shopkeepers.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte

When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

My waking thoughts are all of thee. Your portrait and the remembrance of last night's delirium have robbed my senses of repose. Sweet and incomparable Josephine, what an extraordinary influence you have over my heart. Are you vexed? Do I see you sad? Are you ill at ease? My soul is broken with grief, and there is no rest for your lover.

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A good sketch is better than a long speech.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

Charity and alms are recommended in every chapter of the Koran as being the most acceptable services, both to God and the Prophet.

Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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