It's not the size of the army but the power within the army.
The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought.
Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.
In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.
It is an approved maxim in war, never to do what the enemy wishes you to do, for this reason alone, that he desires it.
More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one.
It is not necessary to prohibit or encourage oddities of conduct which are not harmful.
You think you are too intelligent to believe in God. I am not like you.
The logical end to defensive warfare is surrender.
Never depend on the multitude, full of instability and whims; always take precautions against it.
History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonapart
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
The first quality of a soldier is constancy in enduring fatigue and hardship. Courage is only the second. Poverty privation and want are the school of the good soldier.
He that makes war without many mistakes has not made war very long.
The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.
Soldiers win battles and generals get the medals.
The sovereignty of the people is inalienable.
My waking thoughts are all of thee. Your portrait and the remembrance of last night's delirium have robbed my senses of repose. Sweet and incomparable Josephine, what an extraordinary influence you have over my heart. Are you vexed? Do I see you sad? Are you ill at ease? My soul is broken with grief
In war, groping tactics, half-way measures, lose everything.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks. Napoleon Bonapart
France will always be a great nation.
France is invaded; I am leaving to take command of my troops, and, with God's help and their valor, I hope soon to drive the enemy beyond the frontier.
The law, that is what makes men stay honest.
What a solace Christianity must be to one who has an undoubted conviction of its truth!
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
There is only one thing in this world, and that is to keep acquiring money and more money, power and more power. All the rest is meaningless.