Kiss the feet of Popes provided their hands are tied.
To command, you must first of all speak to the eyes.
My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
We must serve the people worthily, and not occupy ourselves in trying to please them. The best way, to gain their affections is to do them good.
Take a dose of medicine once, and in all probability you will be obliged to take an additional hundred afterwards
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks. Napoleon Bonapart
Power is founded upon opinion.
To listen to the interests of all marks an ordinary government; to foresee them marks a great government.
A man who has no consideration for the needs of his men ought never to be given command.
Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities. Napoleon Bonapart
To imagine that it is possible to perform great military deeds without fighting is just empty dreams.
Those who failed to oppose me, who readily agreed with me and accepted all my views, were those who did me the most injury.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
The implements to him who can handle them.
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.
War is the business of barbarians.
You do not get peace by shouting: Peace. Peace is a meaningless word; what we need is a glorious peace.
Immortality is the best recollection one leaves.
In political administration, no problem is ever simple. It can never be reduced to the question whether a certain measure is good or not.
There is no Nation however small which had the right to set itself free, that has not rescued itself from the dishonour of obeying the Prince imposed by an enemy in the hour of victory.
In a conquered country benevolence is not humanitarianism. It is a general political axiom that a conqueror must not inspire a good opinion of his benevolence until he has demonstrated that he can be severe with malefactors.
I wish I could take a raincheck on June 18.1815
A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage.
How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death.
Act swiftly and vigorously, without 'buts' and 'ifs'...
Alexander, Charlemagne and myself all tried to found an empire on force and we failed. Jesus Christ is building an empire on love, and today there are millions of people who would gladly die for His sake.
Nothing renders a nation so despicable as religious despotism.
In the eyes of empire builders men are not men but instruments.
A man like me troubles himself little about a million men.
Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.