Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French soldier, emperor (1804-14)

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True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat. - Napoleon Bonaparte


There are two levers for moving men: Interest and fear. - Napoleon Bonaparte


A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon Bonaparte


He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. - Napoleon Bonaparte


The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes. - Napoleon Bonaparte


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


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


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


Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult. - Napoleon Bonaparte


If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius where reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation. - Napoleon Bonaparte