Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon I

Bonaparte, Napoleon I

French Emperor, Military and Political Leader of France

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Why and how are words so important they cannot be too often used.

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

When flowers degenerate man cannot live.

When I was happy I thought I knew man, but it was fated that I should know them only in misfortune.

War is the business of barbarians.

We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.

True wisdom, in general, consists in energetic determination.

Truth alone wounds.

Treaties [are] observed as long as they are in harmony with interests.

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.

The more religious a country is, the more crimes are committed in it.

The worse the man, the better the soldier.

The heart may be broken, and the soul remain unshaken.

The human race is governed by its imagination.

The greatest orator in the world is success.

The greatest ornament of an illustrious life is modesty and humility, which go a great way in the character even of the most exalted princes.

The art of governing consists in not letting men grow old in their jobs.

The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother.

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.

Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Public instruction should be the first object of government.

Revolutions are like the most noxious dung-heaps, which bring into life the noblest vegetables.

Men are never attached to you by favors.

Necessity has no law.

Men are led by trifles.

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French Emperor, Military and Political Leader of France