Napoleon Bonaparte is the French military genius and Emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 1800s. He is without doubt one of the greatest leaders in military history with a lot of political achievements.
Following are top 20 famous quotes from this great military and political leader of history.
“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 more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable.”
“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.”
“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.”
“Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions and the legislator should give it the greatest encouragement.”
“There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.”
“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.”
“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.”
“The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see. “
“You medical people will have more lives to answer for in the other world than even we generals.”
“When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.”
“If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.”
“In war, three quarters turns on personal character and relations; the balance of manpower and materials counts only for the remaining quarter.”
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
“You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.”
“Why and “how” are words so important that they cannot be too often used.”
“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 contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other. They are worse than ever when, at the termination of their punishment, they return to society.”
“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.”
“Genuine victories, the sole conquests yielding no remorse, are those gained over ignorance”
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