With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything. Napoleon Bonap
Democracy, if it is reasonable, limits itself to giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete and to obtain.
Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.
Life is strewn with so many dangers, and can be the source of so many misfortunes, that death is not the greatest of them.
What I have done up to this is nothing. I am only at the beginning of the course I must run. Do you imagine that I triumph in Italy in order to aggrandise the pack of lawyers who form the Directory, and men like Carnot and Barras? What an idea!
It is exceptional and difficult to find in one man all the qualities necessary for a great general.
Men, in general, are but great children.
Sire, I am my own Rudolph of Hapsburg.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those chosen to attain their full worth.
The practice of law sharpens the mind by making it narrow.
Where flowers degenerate man cannot live.
Let the path be open to talent.
I cannot approve of your method of operation, you proceed like a bewildered idiot, taking not the least notice of my orders.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Soldiers, forty centuries are looking down upon you from these pyramids.
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 only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest. Napoleon Bonap
The only way to lead people is to show them a future: a leader is a dealer in hope.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Charges of cavalry are equally useful at the beginning, the middle and the end of a battle. They should be made always, if possible, on the flanks of the infantry, especially when the latter is engaged in front.
The Emperor died forsaken by all, on this horrible rock. (St. Helena) His death struggle was awful!
It is neither holy, Roman or an empire.
Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly.
Nothing is so important in war as an undivided command.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Prussia was hatched from a cannon-ball.
Force is the law of animals, men are ruled by conviction.
Battles are lost or won in 15 minutes
Insubordination may only be the evidence of a strong mind.