Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a military general and the first emperor of France considered one of the most important military leaders in the world. Napoleon revolutionized military organization and training, sponsored the Napoleonic Code, reorganized education and established the lasting concordat with the papacy.
Napoleon dominated the European and world affairs of his time for more than a decade, while leading France against a series of coalitions in the napoleonic wars. He won most of these wars and his battles, building a great empire that ruled over continental Europe before his final collapse in 1815. He is considered one of the most important commanders in history, and his wars and campaigns are studied in schools Military from all over the world. The political and cultural legacy of Napoleon has endured as one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in the history of mankind.
Famous quotes from Napoleon Bonaparte
Only with prudence, wisdom and skill, great ends are achieved and obstacles are overcome. Without these qualities nothing succeeds.
The world suffers a lot. Not only because of the violence of bad people. Also for the silence of good people.
The best way to keep the word is not to give it.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self-interest.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Music is what tells us that the human race is bigger than we think.
We are weakened by idleness and distrust of ourselves.
China is a sleeping giant. Let him sleep, because when he wakes, he will move the world.
The safest way to remain poor is to be honest.
Glory is fleeting, but darkness is forever.
The variety made the revolution. Freedom was only a pretext.
If you want something well done, do it yourself.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and without glory is to die daily.
The scope of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and embrace with your love the space around you and everything it contains.
Circumstances, what are the circumstances? I believe the circumstances.
A true man does not hate anyone.
It takes more courage to suffer than to die.
Courage is like love, you must have hope as food.
It is the cause, not death, that makes the martyr.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
The great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those gifted with it can perform very good or very bad acts. It all depends on the principles that direct them.
There is a joy in danger.
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his and the enemy's.
If you want to be a success in the world, promise everything, and deliver nothing.
The reason why most people fail instead of succeeding is that they exchange what they most want for what they want at the moment.
He who fears being defeated is sure of defeat.
Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly.
I saw the crown of France lying on the ground, so I raised it with my sword.
All major events depend on a single thread. The intelligent man takes advantage of everything, does not neglect anything that can give him any additional opportunity; The less intelligent man, neglecting one thing, sometimes loses everything.
A revolution is an idea, taken up by bayonets.
Success is the most compelling speaker in the world.
A good sketch is better than a long speech.
Nothing is lost as long as the value remains.
An army marches on its stomach.
Let France have good mothers, and she will have good children.
Give me enough medals and I will win you any war.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than being able to decide.
Orders and decorations are necessary to dazzle people.
One is safer to influence men and produce more effect on them with absurdities than with sensible ideas.
Impossible is the word found only in the dictionary of fools. Wise people create opportunities and make everything possible ...
The laws of circumstances are abolished by new circumstances.
Would you make a ship sail against winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under its decks? I don't have time for such nonsense.
Men who have no religion are not governed, they are killed.
In politics, nothing is immutable. Events carry within them an invincible power. The reckless destroy themselves in the resistance. The skilled accept the events, make them strong and direct them.
What are the conditions that contribute to the superiority of an army? Its internal organization, military habits in officers and men, each one's confidence in themselves; that is, courage, patience and everything that is contained in the idea of moral media.
Religion is an excellent material to keep ordinary people quiet.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the punctures that precede cannon shots.
I know he's a good general, but is he lucky?
To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who has the pen of this great justice must be free from any concern of interest or vanity.
The pack seeks the best, not for its sake but for its influence; and the greats welcome them by vanity or necessity.
When you have an enemy in your possession, deprive them of the means to ever harm you.
There are so many laws that nobody is safe from hanging.
War is a matter for the barbarians.
What is the government? Nothing, unless it is backed by opinion.
The only victory over love is to fly.
History is the version of past events in which people have decided to agree.
In our time, nobody has the idea of what is great. It is up to me to show them.
If we could read the past stories of all our enemies, we would ignore all hostility towards them.
Courage cannot be falsified. It is a virtue that escapes hypocrisy.
The best cure for the body is a calm mind.
I've seen you alone, I've admired you alone, I wish you only.
A throne is just a velvet covered bench.
We must laugh at the man to avoid crying for him.
It is the unconquerable soul of man, and not the nature of the weapon he uses, that ensures victory.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
I make my battle plans from the spirit of my sleeping soldiers.
If the art of war were nothing more than the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds ... I have done all the calculations; Destiny will do the rest.
Direct the ideas of your time and they will accompany and support you; stay behind and they will drag you with them; oppose them and they will overwhelm you.
We frustrate many plans against us pretending not to see them.
Power is my lover. I have worked too hard on his conquest to allow someone to take him away from me.
Women are nothing more than machines for producing children.
Unfortunately it is he who suffers most from both. If he is a simple individual, he becomes nothing; If he is a king, he is lost.
He who cannot look at a battlefield with dry eyes causes the death of many men uselessly.
The hand he gives is on the other side of the hand he takes. Money has no homeland, financiers lack patriotism and decency, their only objective is profit.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Four hostile newspapers are more fearsome than a thousand bayonets ...
Great men are meteors designed to burn and that the earth can be illuminated.
Courage is not having the strength to continue, it happens when you have no strength and still continue.
In politics, stupidity is not a disadvantage.
Usually, men exercise their memory much more than their judgment.
If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight like a lion.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people that move the world.
Religion is excellent for keeping people silent. Religion is what prevents the poor from killing the rich.
There are two powers in the world. The sword and the spirit. The spirit has always defeated the sword.
The story is a set of agreed lies.
Imagination rules the world.
Skill is of little importance without the opportunity.
A woman who laughs is a conquered woman.
Morality has nothing to do with a man like me.
Leave your worries when you take off your clothes at night.
There is no place in a fan's head where reason can enter.
Greatness is nothing unless it is lasting.
A general must be a charlatan.
The greatest danger occurs at the time of victory.
Put your iron hand in a velvet glove.
To understand man, you must know what was happening in the world when he was twenty years old.
I start hoping for the worst.
As for me, loving you, making you happy, doing nothing that contradicts your desires, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.
The story is written by the winners.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
More glorious to deserve a scepter than to own one.
Take your time to deliberate, but when the time comes to act, stop thinking and act.
A leader is a merchant of hope.
The impossible is the ghost of the shy and the refuge of the cowards.
The only victories that leave no penalty are those obtained by ignorance.
Alejandro, César, Charlemagne and I have founded empires. But on what do we rest the creations of our genius? On strength. Jesus Christ founded his empire on love; and in this hour millions of men would die for him.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world and yet they put their hands on everything they can get.