Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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Napoleon Bonaparte was a political leader. He was born on 15 August 1769 in the town of Ajaccio on Corsica. He got his training in mainland France as an officer. He led great impact on modern European history. The Napoleonic Code was adopted throughout much of Europe and remained in force after Napoleon’s defeat. Napoleon himself said: “My true glory is not to have won 40 battles…Waterloo will erase the memory of so many victories. … But…what will live forever, is my Civil Code.”

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes, Sayings and Quotations

A Constitution should be short and obscure.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

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

A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

A picture is worth a thousand words.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
– 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

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

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

England is a nation of shopkeepers.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

I made all my generals out of mud.
Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

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

It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Let the path be open to talent.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Men are moved by only two things: fear and self-interest.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

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

The art of governing consists in not letting men grow old in their jobs.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Vengeance has no foresight.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

What is history but a fable agreed upon?
– Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.
– Napoleon Bonaparte


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