Top 10 Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte

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I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.

Napoleon Bonaparte
In war, the general alone can judge of certain arrangements. It depends on him alone to conquer difficulties by his own superior talents and resolution.
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A new-born Government must shine and astonish - the moment it loses its éclat it falls.

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A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it. Napoleon Bonap
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More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one.

Napoleon Bonaparte
The barbarous custom of having men beaten who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile.
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You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her decks? I have no time for such nonsense.

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There are so many laws that no one is safe from hanging.
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The fate of a Nation may sometimes depend upon the position of a fortress.

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It's the unconquerable soul of man, and not the nature of the weapon he uses, that ensures victory