Napoleon

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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), also known as Napoleon I, was a French statesman and military leader who ruled the french from 1804 until 1814. He is considered one of the greatest military commanders and rulers in history.

Napoleon succeeded in conquering much of Europe in the early 19th century. He seized political power in 1799 and crowned himself as Emperor of France in 1804. During his ruling period Napoleon rapidly expanded his empire. He was an excellent military strategist. His wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide. Napoleon’s political and cultural legacy has endured as one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in human history.

Napoleon paved his own path to success. He was an extremely ambitious and skilled military strategist with clever mind. He projected himself as a leader that the world greatly respected and feared. 

On May 5, 1821, at age 51, he died in a remote island held by British, where he was exiled. Besides his controversial image, Napoleon’s ambitious personality has a lot to learn.

Napoleon Quotes

Great ambition is the passion of a great character
Great ambition is the passion of a great character.
A Constitution should be short and obscure.
A Constitution should be short and obscure.
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
I have only one counsel for you - be master.
I have only one counsel for you – be master.
Respect the burden.
Respect the burden.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Power is my mistress....
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Imagination rules the world.
Imagination rules the world.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.
Great men are never cruel without necessity.
Great men are never cruel without necessity.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
A woman laughing is a woman conquered.
A woman laughing is a woman conquered.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
A true man hates no one.
A true man hates no one.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos....
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
God is on the side with the best artillery.
God is on the side with the best artillery
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
A society without religion is like a vessel without compass.
A society without religion is like a vessel without compass.
The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense; he is always satisfied with himself.
The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense; he is always satisfied with himself.
Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.
Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Until you spread your wings, you’ll have no idea how far you can fly.
Until you spread your wings, you’ll have no idea how far you can fly.
There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.
There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character....
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss and failure into success
You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss and failure into success.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.
The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.
I would kiss a man’s ass if I needed him.
I would kiss a man’s ass if I needed him.
We walk faster when we walk alone.
We walk faster when we walk alone.
Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there no longer any 'if’ or ‘but’.
Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there no longer any ‘if’ or ‘but’.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.
Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.