100+ Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Explore the brilliant mind and audacious spirit of Napoleon Bonaparte through 100+ captivating quotes. Delve into the thoughts of the legendary military genius and statesman who reshaped history with his ambition and vision.

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

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

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

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

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

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.

Imagination rules the world.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.

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

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.

One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

Respect the burden.

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

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

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

Ability is nothing without opportunity.

There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.

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

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

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

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny.

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

A true man hates no one.

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

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

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

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

The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.

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

A leader is a dealer in hope.

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.

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

From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.

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

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.

An army marches on its stomach.

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

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

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

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

Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

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