The worse the man, the better the soldier.

-Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte

I closed the gulf of anarchy and brought order out of chaos. I rewarded merit regardless of birth or wealth, wherever I found it. I abolished feudalism and restored equality to all regardless of religion and before the law. I fought the decrepit monarchies of the Old Regime because the alternative was the destruction of all this. I purified the Revolution.

Napoleon Bonaparte
The barbarous custom of having men beaten who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile.
Napoleon Bonaparte

It is often in the audacity, in the steadfastness, of the general that the safety and the conservation of his men is found.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation. Jesus Christ to the Roman world, Muhammad to the old continent...
Napoleon Bonaparte

A general-in-chief should ask himself several times in the day, What if the enemy were to appear now in my front, or on my right, or my left?

Napoleon Bonaparte
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress. Napoleon Bonapart
Napoleon Bonaparte

The unwilling soldier will do anything to fight for a useless fabric piece of ribbon.

Napoleon Bonaparte
No amount of money will induce someone to lay down their life, but they will gladly do so for a bit of yellow ribbon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

Napoleon Bonaparte
A soul you say? Give my pocketwatch to a savage and he'll think it has a soul.