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Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes


A Corsican-born military officer who rose to prominence in the French Revolution, becoming the ruler of France and then Emperor of the French and King of Italy.
(1769 - 1821)

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"Impossible!" That is not good French.
[Impossibility]
 

10 persons who speak make more noise than 10,000 who are silent.
[Minorities]
 

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
 

A constitution should be framed so as not to impede the action of government, nor force the government to its violation.
 

A Constitution should be short and obscure.
 

A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage.
[Courtesy]
 

A form of government that is not the result of a long sequence of shared experiences, efforts, and endeavors can never take root.
 

A Government protected by foreigners will never be accepted by a free people.
 

A great people may be killed, but they cannot be intimidated.
 

A great reserve and severity of manners are necessary for the command of those who are older than ourselves.
 

A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
 

A king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position.
 

A King should sacrifice the best affections of his heart for the good of his country; no sacrifice should be above his determination.
 

A leader is a dealer in hope.
[Hope]
 

A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
 

A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction; you must speak to the soul in order to electrify him.
 

A man like me troubles himself little about the lives of a million men
 

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
[Motivation]
 

A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.
[Taste]
 

A picture is worth a thousand words.
[Art]
 


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