Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon I

Bonaparte, Napoleon I

French Emperor, Military and Political Leader of France

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You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.

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

With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.

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

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

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.

Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

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.

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

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

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

The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.

The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.

The French complain of everything, and always.

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

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.

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

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

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.

Respect the burden.

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

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French Emperor, Military and Political Leader of France