The Concordat is not the victory of any one party but the consolidation of all.
The secret of great battles consists in knowing how to deploy and concentrate at the right time.
He who cannot look over a battlefield with a dry eye, causes the death of many men uselessly.
The populace judges of the power of God by the power of the priests.
Laws which are consistent in theory often prove chaotic in practice.
When a man is a favorite of Fortune she never takes him unawares, and, however astonishing her favors may be, she finds him ready.
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.
To listen to the interests of all marks an ordinary government; to foresee them marks a great government.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonapart
Has a man the right to kill himself? Yes, if his death harms no one and if life is an evil to him. When is life an evil? When it offers a man nothing but suffering and pain.
I may be accused or rashness, but not sluggishness.
A portion of the multitude must ever be coerced.
Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation. Jesus Christ to the Roman world, Muhammad to the old continent...
The art of war is to gain time when your strength is inferior.
Independence, like honor, is a rocky island, without a beach.
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress. Napoleon Bonapart
It's the people who are in the wrong who get angry.
Leaders deal in hope.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. Men are moved by only two mechanisms: fear and self-interest. Victory belongs to the most persevering.
At the head of an army, nothing is more becoming than simplicity.
To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war.
Love is the occupation of the idle man, the amusement of a busy one, and the shipwreck of a sovereign.
My business is to succeed, and Iâ€™m good at it. I create my Iliad by my actions, create it day by day.
Remember, gentlemen, what a Roman emperor said: The corpse of an enemy always smells sweet.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonapart
Occupation is the scythe of time.
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.
Neglect of duty does not cease, by repetition, to be neglect of duty.
If obedience is the result of the instinct of the masses, revolt is the result of their thought.