There are in Europe many good generals, but they see too many things at once. I see one thing, namely the enemy's main body. I try to crush it, confident that secondary matters will then settle themselves.
A true man hates no one. Napoleon Bonap
From triumph to downfall there is but one step. I have noted that, in the most momentous occasions, mere nothings have always decided the outcome of the greatest events.
The surest way to remain poor is to be honest
Washington is dead! This great man fought against Tyranny; he established the liberty of his country. His memory will always be dear to the French people, as it will be to all free men of the two worlds; and especially to French soldiers, who, like him and the American soldiers, have combated for li
In revolution there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them.
The spectacle of a field of battle after the combat, is sufficient to inspire Princes with the love of peace, and the horror of war.
Without cavalry, battles are without result.
An army marches on its stomach. Napoleon Bonapart
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. Napoleon Bonap
Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.
How many really capable men are children more than once during the day!
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Napoleon Bonap
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
Religion is, in fact, the dominion of the soul; it is the hope, the anchor of safety, the deliverance from evil. What a service has Christianity rendered to humanity!
The leader's role is to define reality, then give hope
Prussia was hatched from a cannon-ball.
The merit of Mahomet is that he founded a religion without an inferno.
I make my battle plans from the spirit of my sleeping soldiers
You think you are too intelligent to believe in God. I am not like you.
I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.
The art of government is not to let me grow stale.
The heart of a statesman should be in his head.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
The man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon Bonap
Occupation is the scythe of time.
In war the simplest manoeuvres are the best.