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Napoleon Bonaparte
August 15, 1769 - May 5, 1821
Nationality: French
Category: Leader
Subcategory: French Leader

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.


A leader is a dealer in hope.


In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.


Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.


The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.


There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.


In politics stupidity is not a handicap.


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.


If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.


The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.


The human race is governed by its imagination.


If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.


Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.


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


I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.


Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.


If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.


When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.


One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.


A true man hates no one.


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