To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.

-Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte

I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Timid and cowardly soldiers cause the loss of a nation's independence; but pusillanimous magistrates destroy the empire of the laws, the rights of the throne, and even social order itself.
Napoleon Bonaparte

France is invaded; I am leaving to take command of my troops, and, with God's help and their valor, I hope soon to drive the enemy beyond the frontier.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Machiavelli is right: one always must live with one's friends with the idea that they may turn into one's enemies. He should have said, with everyone.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work

Napoleon Bonaparte
Better to have an open enemy, than hidden friends.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing renders a nation so despicable as religious despotism.

Napoleon Bonaparte
It is a mistake, too, to say that the face is the mirror of the soul. The truth is, men are very hard to know, and yet, not to be deceived, we must judge them by their present actions, but for the present only.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Oh Man, Man. How despicable in slavery, how great when fired with the love of freedom!

Napoleon Bonaparte
You cannot treat with all the world at once.