Revolutions are like the most noxious dungheaps, which bring into life the noblest vegetables.
Ability is noting without opportunity
Take a dose of medicine once, and in all probability you will be obliged to take an additional hundred afterwards
War is like government, a matter of tact.
My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
I have doubtless erred more or less in politics, but a crime I never committed.
It is not set speeches at the moment of battle that render soldiers brave.
All the women in the world would not make me lose an hour.
In war as in love, to bring matters to a close, you must get close together.
Die young, and I shall accept your death-but not if you have lived without glory, without being useful to your country, without leaving a trace of your existence: for that is not to have lived at all.
Providence is always on the side of the last reserve.
Which is heavier: a soldier's pack or a slave's chains?
Men are ruled by toys.
The Jews are the master robbers of the modern age.
High politic is only common sense applied to great things.
Time is the great art of man.
There is no such thing as an accident, only a failure to recognise the hand of fate
Men, in general, are but great children.
Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
Conquests will come and go but Delambre's work will endure.
This accession of territory affirms forever the power of the United States, and I have given England a maritime rival who sooner or later will humble her pride.
We walk faster when we walk alone.
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight. Napoleon Bonapart
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr. Napoleon Bonap
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress. Napoleon Bonap
He who is unmoved by tears has no heart.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy. Napoleon Bonapart
Read over and over again the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Gustavus, Turenne, Eugene and Frederic. ... This is the only way to become a great general and master the secrets of the art of war.