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Motivational Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes and Sayings

Great ambition is the passion of a great character.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes:- Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars.

He was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814 and again briefly in 1815 during the Hundred Days Napoleon dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars.


He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815.


Inspirational Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes


“Great ambition is the passion of a great character.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“A Constitution should be short and obscure.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“A leader is a dealer in hope.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.”-Napoleon Bonaparte

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

“A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“A true man hates no one.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Ability is nothing without opportunity.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“All religions have been made by men.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Ambition never is in a greater hurry than I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.”-Napoleon Bonaparte

Ambition never is in a greater hurry than I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.

Famous Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes


“Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“An army marches on its stomach.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“England is a nation of shopkeepers.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“France has more need of me than I have need of France.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes On War, Religion, Politics


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


“He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“I have only one counsel for you – be master.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“I made all my generals out of the mud.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Imagination rules the world.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


Inspirational Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes


“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


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


“It requires more courage to suffer than to die.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Let the path be open to talent.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Medicines are only fit for old people.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self-interest.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes About Success


“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious” than to be able to decide.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


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


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


“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Men take only their needs into consideration – never their abilities.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Respect the burden.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures but in the use made of them.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


Greatest Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes


“The army is the true nobility of our country.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The French complain of everything, and always.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one’s designs to one’s means.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The herd seeks” out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


25 Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes About Success


“The human race is governed by its imagination.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“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.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


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


“The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“There are only two forces in the world, the sword, and” the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


Top 12 Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes About Success


“There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“War is the business of barbarians.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“What is history but a fable agreed upon?”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


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


“With audacity, one can undertake anything, but not do everything.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“Women are nothing but machines for producing children.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.”-Napoleon Bonaparte


“You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.”-Napoleon Bonaparte