Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Many a one commits a reprehensible action, who is at bottom an honourable man, because man seldom acts upon natural impulse, but from some secret passion of the moment which lies hidden and concealed within the narrowest folds of his heart.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Greatness is nothing unless it be lasting.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A King should sacrifice the best affections of his heart for the good of his country; no sacrifice should be above his determination.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A great people may be killed, but they cannot be intimidated.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A Government protected by foreigners will never be accepted by a free people.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Sometimes a great example is necessary to all the public functionaries of the state.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Power is founded upon opinion.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Orders and decorations are necessary in order to dazzle the people.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Hereditary succession to the magistracy is absurd, as it tends to make a property of it; it is incompatible with the sovereignty of the people.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The people must not be counted upon; they cry indifferently : "Long live the King!" and "Long live the Conspirators!" a proper direction must be given to them, and proper instruments employed to effect it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A constitution should be framed so as not to impede the action of government, nor force the government to its violation.

Napoleon Bonaparte

What is the government? nothing, unless supported by opinion.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The greater the man, the less is he opinionative, he depends upon events and circumstances.

Napoleon Bonaparte

He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat.

Napoleon Bonaparte

When you have an enemy in your power, deprive him of the means of ever injuring you.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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