Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

I saw myself founding a religion, marching into Asia riding an elephant, a turban on my head and in my hand the new Koran that I would have composed to suit my needs.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is so contrary to military rules as to make the strength of your army known, either in the orders of the day, in proclamations, or in the newspapers.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The secret of great battles consists in knowing how to deploy and concentrate at the right time.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Changing from the defensive to the offensive, is one of the most delicate operations in war.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception.

Napoleon Bonaparte

You cannot drag a man's conscience before any tribunal, and no one is answerable for his religious opinions to any power on earth.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The great difficulty with politics is, that there are no established principles.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, three quarters turns on personal character and relations; the balance of manpower and materials counts only for the remaining quarter.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make ourselves its slave.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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