Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

The Most Well-Known Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 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.

He was the de facto leader of the French Republic as First Consul from 1799 to 1804, and as Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814 and again in 1815.

Napoleon's political and cultural legacy has endured to this day, and he stands as one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in world history.

HERE IS A SELECTION OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE MOST FAMOUS QUOTES.



The Most Well-Known Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

To have a right estimate of a man's character, we must see him in misfortune.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

I see only my objective - the obstacles must give way.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss into gain and failure to success.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The world suffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The amateurs discuss tactics: the professionals discuss logistics

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

There is only one thing in this world, and that is to keep acquiring money and more money, power and more power. All the rest is meaningless.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not necessary to bury the truth. It is sufficient merely to delay it until nobody cares.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

If I were to give liberty to the press, my power could not last three days.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Adversity is the midwife of genius

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Imagination governs the world.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Victory is not always winning the battle...but rising every time you fall.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

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

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

No one but myself can be blamed for my fall. I have been my own greatest enemy-the cause of my own disastrous fate.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

History is written by the winners.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The best way to make every one poor is to insist on equality of wealth.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

A true man hates no one.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation. Jesus Christ to the Roman world, Muhammad to the old continent.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Great men are meteors designed to burn so that earth may be lighted.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The Mohammedan religion is the finest of all.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of being sometimes audacious and sometimes very prudent is the secret of success.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

A woman laughing is a woman conquered.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

War is ninety percent information.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Conquests will come and go but Delambre's work will endure.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The only way to lead people is to show them a future: a leader is a dealer in hope.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Six hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The Jews are the master robbers of the modern age.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

China is a sleeping giant; let him sleep, for if he wakes, he will shake the World.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Every hour of lost time is a chance of future misfortune.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there is no longer any 'if' or 'but'.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense; he is always satisfied with himself.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

A picture is worth a thousand words.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Arabia was idolatrous when, six centuries after Jesus, Muhammad introduced the worship of the God of Abraham, of Ishmael, of Moses, and Jesus. The Ariyans and some other sects had disturbed the tranquility of the east by agitating the question of the nature of the Father, the son, and the Holy Ghost. Muhammad declared that there was none but one God who had no father, no son and that the trinity imported the idea of idolatry.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte

Muhammad was a prince; he rallied his compatriots around him. In a few years, the Muslims conquered half of the world. They plucked more souls from false gods, knocked down more idols, razed more pagan temples in fifteen years than the followers of Moses and Jesus did in fifteen centuries. Muhammad was a great man. He would indeed have been a god, if the revolution that he had performed had not been prepared by the circumstances.

―> Napoleon Bonaparte


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