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

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.


Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.


Let the path be open to talent.


Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.


When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.


Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.


It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.


Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.


Medicines are only fit for old people.


Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.


Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.


Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.


Respect the burden.


Imagination rules the world.


History is a set of lies agreed upon.


Ability is nothing without opportunity.


Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.


What is history but a fable agreed upon?


A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.


The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.


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