Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Policy and morals concur in repressing pillage.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The most desirable quality in a soldier is constancy in the support of fatigue; valor is only secondary.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of war consists in being always able, even with an inferior army, to have stronger forces than the enemy at the point of attack or the point which is attacked.

Napoleon Bonaparte

He who cannot look over a battlefield with a dry eye, causes the death of many men uselessly.

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There is only one favorable moment in war; talent consists in knowing how to seize it.

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There is a joy in danger.

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Never march by flank in front of an army in position. This principle is absolute.

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An army ought to be ready every moment to offer all the resistance of which it is capable.

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The moment of greatest peril is the moment of victory.

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An army which cannot be reenforced is already defeated.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It is often in the audacity, in the steadfastness, of the general that the safety and the conservation of his men is found.

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Unhappy the general who comes on the field of battle with a system.

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A general must be a charlatan.

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Our credulity is a part of the imperfection of our natures. It is inherent in us to desire to generalize, when we ought, on the contrary, to guard ourselves very carefully from this tendency.

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The populace judges of the power of God by the power of the priests.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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