Napoleon Bonaparte Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old napoleon bonaparte quotes, napoleon bonaparte sayings, and napoleon bonaparte proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosphy.     

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The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.     

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

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

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A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.     

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The superior man is never in anyone's way.     

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Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power.     

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In the eyes of empire builders men are not men but instruments.     

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The friendship of a great man is a favor of the gods.      

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

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Ability is nothing without opportunity.      

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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.     

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A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.     

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The tools belong to the man who can use them.     

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

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

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The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.     

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A Constitution should be short and obscure.     

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Champagne. In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.     

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

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Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work.     

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There are but two ways of bequeathing the likeness of great men of posterity—by marble or by bronze.      

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Europe thus divided into nationalities freely formed and free internally, peace between States would have become easier: the United States of Europe would become a possibility.     

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England is a nation of shopkeepers.     

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Respect the burden.     

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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.      

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Human life is the only thing that takes care of itself.     

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Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.     

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

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