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Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

(1769-1821), French General, Emperor

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Category: Ability

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 principals which direct them.

Category: Ambition

I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.

Category: Argument

The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.

Category: Army And Navy

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.

Category: Battles

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

Category: Caution

Character is victory organized.

Category: Character

Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.

Category: Christians And Christianity

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

Category: Competition

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.

Category: Conflict

The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.

Category: Conscience

A Constitution should be short and obscure.

Category: Constitutions

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

Category: Control

I have only one counsel for you -- be master.

Category: Control

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

Category: Control