But it is at home and not in public that one should wash ones dirty linen.[Fr., Car c'est en famille, ce n'est pas en public, qu'un lave son linge sale.]
I believe love to be hurtful to society, and to the individual happiness of men. I believe, in short, that love does more harm than good.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague. Napoleon Bonap
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. Napoleon Bonap
We are born, we live, we die among supernatural.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy. Napoleon Bonapart
In order not to be astonished at obtaining victories, one ought not to think only of defeats.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. Napoleon Bonap
The most difficult art is not in the choice of men, but in giving to the men chosen the highest service of which they are capable.
The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.
All Italians are plunderers.
Love is the occupation of the idle man, the amusement of a busy one, and the shipwreck of a sovereign.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. Napoleon Bonapart
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.
Good and decent people must be protected and persuaded by gentle means, but the rabble must be led by terror.
Half of the people in the world are below average.
France will always be a great nation.
Between a battle lost and a battle won, the distance is immense and there stand empires.
Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Human life is the only thing that takes care of itself.
My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
The best medicine against the grapes of wrath is a whiff of grapeshot
The surest way to remain poor is to be honest
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it. Napoleon Bonap
Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.
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.
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.
Character is victory organized.
It is a mistake, too, to say that the face is the mirror of the soul. The truth is, men are very hard to know, and yet, not to be deceived, we must judge them by their present actions, but for the present only.