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Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

(1769-1821), French General, Emperor

The French complain of everything, and always.

Category: Nations

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

Category: Newspapers

Occupation is the scythe of time.

Category: Occupation

Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.

Category: Oppression

Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.

Category: Order

Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything.

Category: Organization

Who saves his country violates no law.

Category: Patriotism

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

Category: Peace

The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see.

Category: Police

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

Category: Politicians And Politics

In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.

Category: Politicians And Politics

In politics, an absurdity in public business is going into it.

Category: Politicians And Politics

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.

Category: Poverty And The Poor

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.

Category: Power

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.

Category: Power