Authors - Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 - 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for his role in the wars led against France by a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars. He established hegemony over most of continental Europe and sought to spread the ideals of the French Revolution, while consolidating an imperial monarchy which restored aspects of the deposed Ancien Regime. Due to his success in these wars, often against numerically superior enemies, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time and his campaigns are studied at military academies throughout much of the world. - Wikipedia
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Imagination rules the world.
Love is the idler's occupation, the warrior's relaxation, and the soverign's ruination.
The whole art of war consists in a well-reasoned and extremely circumspect defensive, followed by rapid and audacious attack.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
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.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
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.
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
Death is nothing; but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
To exraordinary circumstance we must apply extraordinary remedies.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor.
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.