A new-born Government must shine and astonish - the moment it loses its éclat it falls.

-Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte

In war, moral factors acount for three quarters of the whole; relative material strength accounts for only one quarter.

Napoleon Bonaparte
France needs nothing so much to promote her regeneration as good mothers.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The worse the man the better the soldier. If soldiers be not corrupt they ought to be made so.

Napoleon Bonaparte
There is no man more pusillanimous than I when I am planning a campaign. I purposely exaggerate all the dangers and all the calamities that the circumstances make possible. I am in a thoroughly painful state of agitation. This does not keep me from looking quite serene in front of my entourage; I am like an unmarried girl laboring with child. Once I have made up my mind, everything is forgotten except what leads to success.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The heart may be broken, and the soul remain unshaken.

Napoleon Bonaparte
The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Conquest has made me what I am, only conquest can maintain me.

Napoleon Bonaparte
They are the carrion birds of humanity...[speaking of the Jews] are a state within a state. They are certainly not real citizens...The evils of Jews do not stem from individuals but from the fundamental nature of these people.
Napoleon Bonaparte

To attach no importance to public opinion, is a proof that you do not merit its suffrage.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Oh Man, Man. How despicable in slavery, how great when fired with the love of freedom!