Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoléon Bonaparte (/nəˈpoʊliən, -ˈpoʊljən/; French: [napɔleɔ̃ bɔnapaʁt], born Napoleone di Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and again in 1815. Napoleon dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. Often considered one of the greatest commanders in history, his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide. He also remains one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in West... More

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Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Napoleon Bonaparte #Art

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Best

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Business #War

War is the business of barbarians.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Courage #Hope #Love

Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Courage

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue courage is only the second virtue.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Art #War

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Death

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Death #Fear

You must not fear death, my lads defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Death

It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Communication #Strength

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Fear

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Fear #Men

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Fear #Men

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
Napoleon Bonaparte #God #Life #Religion

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Napoleon Bonaparte #God

To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Good #Great

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Great #Men

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

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
Napoleon Bonaparte #History

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte #History

What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte #History

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Napoleon Bonaparte #History

History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte #History

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Hope #Leadership

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte #Imagination

Imagination rules the world.