You cannot stop me; I spend thirty thousand men a month.
Those who failed to oppose me, who readily agreed with me, accepted all my views, and yielded easily to my opinions, were those who did me the most injury, and were my worst enemies, because, by surrendering to me so easily, they encouraged me to go too far... I was then too powerful for any man, ex
Those who are free from common prejudices acquire others.
The purely defensive is doomed to defeat.
Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack.
Man, not men, is the most important consideration.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
The basic principle that we must follow in directing the armies of the Republic is this: that they must feed themselves on war at the expense of the enemy territory.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. Napoleon Bonapart
Friendship is but a name. I love no one.
War justifies everything.
We live and die in the midst of marvels.
A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage.
Do not talk to me of goodness, of abstract justice, of nature law. Necessity is the highest law, public welfare is the highest justice.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonap
You don't govern men who don't have religion, you shoot them.
Unity of command is essential to the economy of time. Warfare in the field was like a siege: by directing all one's force to a single point a breach might be made, and the equilibrium of opposition destroyed.
In revolution there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. Napoleon Bonap
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. Napoleon Bonapart
Rascality has limits; stupidity has not.
A great people may be killed, but they cannot be intimidated.
Insubordination may only be the evidence of a strong mind.
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich
Generals who save troops for the next day are always beaten.
Lack is more in means, than in principles.
There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.
A well-composed song strikes the mind and softens the feelings, and produces a greater effect than a moral work, which convinces our reason, but does not warm our feelings, nor effect the slightest alteration in our habits
Great men grow tired of contentedness.
Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.