Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

 

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

“Imagination governs the world.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“History is written by the winners.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

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

 

 

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
― 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

 

 

“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Conquests will come and go but Delambre’s work will endure.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog.

Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“A woman laughing is a woman conquered.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“You don’t reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”
― 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

 

 

“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Circumstances-what are circumstances? I make circumstances”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Ability is of little account without opportunity.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize.”
― Napoleon

 

 

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets..”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

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

 

 

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

 

“The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Great men are meteors designed to burn so that earth may be lighted.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“To understand the man you have to know what was happening in the world when he was twenty.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“A true man hates no one.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

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