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Born: 1769-08-15
Died: 1821-05-05

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A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Ability is of little account without opportunity.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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An army marches on its stomach.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Chief of the Army. - last words, 1821
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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History is a set of lies agreed upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world, and yet they lay their hands on everything they can get.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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If you wish to be a sucess in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Men will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Men, in general, are but great children.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Religion is excellent stuff for keeping the common people quiet.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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The French complain of everything, and always.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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There are two levers for moving men interest and fear.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Victory belongs to the most persevering.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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We must laugh at man, to avoid crying for him.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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What a beautiful fix we are in now; peace has been declared.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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