Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte (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 French 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.

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

France has more need of me than I have need of France.

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

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

A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.

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

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

Respect the burden.

England is a nation of shopkeepers.

If they want peace nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.

The human race is governed by its imagination.

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

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

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

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

The French complain of everything and always.

A Constitution should be short and obscure.

The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.

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