Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a Corsican-born military officer who rose to prominence in the French Revolution, becoming the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic (11 November 1799 - 18 May 1804), and then Emperor of the French and King of Italy under the name Napoleon I (18 May 1804 - 6 April 1814, and again briefly from 20 March - 22 June 1815).
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Victory belongs to the most persevering.

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We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.

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There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.

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A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.

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The most dangerous moment comes with victory.

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Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

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No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can break through into a girl's heart.

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It is the success which makes great men.

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Know how to listen and be sure that silence often produces the same effects as science.

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

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Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich

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The first quality for a commander-in-chief is a cool head to receive a correct impression of things. He should not allow himself to be confused by either good or bad news.

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Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.

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The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.

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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.

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

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A true man hates no one.

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Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

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

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Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet

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From sublime to ridiculousness there is only one step.

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There are two levers for moving men: interest and fear.

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In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

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