Vengeance is without foresight.

-Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte

When you determine to risk a battle, reserve to yourself every possible chance of success, more particularly if you have to deal with an adversary of superior talent, for if you are beaten, even in the midst of your magazines and your communications, woe to the vanquished!

Napoleon Bonaparte
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I hope before long to press you in my arms and shall shower on you a million burning kisses as under the Equator.

Napoleon Bonaparte
As a rule it is circumstances that make men.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.

Napoleon Bonaparte
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
Napoleon Bonaparte

The best medicine against the grapes of wrath is a whiff of grapeshot

Napoleon Bonaparte
The object of war is victory, the object of victory is conquest, and the object of conquest is occupation.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The sovereignty of the people is inalienable.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot...