Favorite Quotations Napoléon Bonaparte Days of the French Revolution

"A true man hates no one." ~ Napoléon Bonaparte


The outcome of the greatest events is always determined by a trifle.

I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me.

All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before one single word faith.

The word "impossible" is not in my dictionary.

There are only two forces that unite men fear and interest.

There are different ways of assassinating a man--by pistol, sword, poison, or moral assassination. They are the same in their results except the last is more cruel.

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.

The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.

The French complain about everything and always.

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

A leader is a dealer in hope.

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

All wars should be governed by certain priniciples, for every war should have a definite object, and be conducted according to the rules of art.

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