The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
The great difficulty with politics is, that there are no established principles.
More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one.
From first to last, Jesus is the same; always the same--majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle.
I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets
Ability has nothing to do with opportunity.
No amount of money will induce someone to lay down their life, but they will gladly do so for a bit of yellow ribbon.
Civilization does everything for the mind and favors it entirely at the expense of the body.
My success and everything good that I have done, I owe to my mother.
An army marches on its stomach. Napoleon Bonap
Good and decent people must be protected and persuaded by gentle means, but the rabble must be led by terror.
Pure politics is merely the calculus of combinations and of chances.
With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. Napoleon Bonapart
Men are never attached to you by favours.
I have only one counsel for you - be master.
The strong are good, only the weak are wicked.
In my youth I, too, entertained some illusions; but I soon recovered from them.
History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonap
God has given me the will and the force to overcome all obstacles.
A man is not dependent upon his fellow creature, when he does not fear death.
The Jews are the master robbers of the modern age.
We are either kings or pawns of men
We walk faster when we walk alone.
If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius which reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation
The life of a citizen is the property of his country.
In revolution there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them.
Power is founded upon opinion.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
A true man hates no one. Napoleon Bonap