Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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

A good sketch is better than a long speech.

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

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

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

What is a throne? a bit of wood gilded and covered in velvet. I am the state I alone am here the representative of the people. Even if I had done wrong you should not have reproached me in publicpeople wash their dirty linen at home. France has more need of me than I of France.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

A prince should suspect everything.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The hand that gives is above the hand that takes.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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