Artillery is more essential to cavalry than to infantry, because cavalry has no fire for its defence, but depends on the sabre.
Oh well, no matter what happens, there's always death.
The best way to make every one poor is to insist on equality of wealth.
This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirre
The first method is that of a schemer and leads only to mediocre results; the other method is the path of genius and changes the face of the world.
An urgent missive sent to Josephine Home in three days. Don't wash.
Wisdom and policy dictate that we must do as destiny demands and keep peace with the irresistible march of events.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. Napoleon Bonapart
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
Prison, blood, death, create enthusiasts and martyrs, and bring forth courage and desperate resolution.
I am a monarch of God's creation, and you reptiles of the earth dare not oppose me. I render an account of my government to none save God and Jesus Christ.
My decision to destroy the authority of the blacks in Saint Domingue (Haiti) is not so much based on considerations of commerce and money, as on the need to block for ever the march of the blacks in the world.
If fifty thousand men were to die for the good of the State, I certainly would weep for them, but political necessity comes before everything else.
Collective crimes incriminate no one.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. Napoleon Bonapart
A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised.
After me, the Revolution - or, rather the ideas which formed it - will resume their course. It will be like a book from which the marker is removed, and one starts to read again at the page where one left off.
I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire.
A great people may be killed, but they cannot be intimidated.
An army's effectiveness depends on its size, training, experience, and morale, and morale is worth more than any of the other factors combined.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
To command, you must first of all speak to the eyes.
I believe love to be hurtful to society, and to the individual happiness of men. I believe, in short, that love does more harm than good.
Soldiers! Forty centuries behold you!
My enemies make appointments at my tomb.
I shall be an Attila to Venice.
In war there is but one favorable moment; the great art is to seize it!
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. Napoleon Bonapart
You do not get peace by shouting: Peace. Peace is a meaningless word; what we need is a glorious peace.