Laws which are consistent in theory often prove chaotic in practice.
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
A new-born Government must shine and astonish - the moment it loses its Ã©clat it falls.
For the stability of the Government, the people should have a considerable voice in the elections.
The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world
He who is unmoved by tears has no heart.
Better to have a known enemy than a forced ally.
It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
We are nothing but by the law.
You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her decks? I have no time for such nonsense.
The populace judges of the power of God by the power of the priests.
The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance.
I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest.
Generals are not to be too scrupulous.
The art of war is to gain time when your strength is inferior.
When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. Napoleon Bonapart
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. Napoleon Bonapart
France will always be a great nation.
Better to have an open enemy, than hidden friends.
The worse the troops the greater the need of artillery.
Let the path be open to talent.
When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possible with a long nose.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. Napoleon Bonapart
The conscience is the sacred haven of the liberty of man.
Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.
A book in which there were no lies would be a curiosity.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. Napoleon Bonap
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
Men will risk their lives, even die for ribbons.