100 Inspirational Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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Napoléon Bonaparte was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. Napoleon Bonaparte birthday is celebrated on August 15 in his memory. He Born on August 15, 1769, Ajaccio, France, and Died on May 5, 1821, Longwood House….


Below is the collection of top famous and inspiring Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes with images.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes


“There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there no longer any ‘if’ or ‘but’.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte

“You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss and failure into success.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.


“Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“I would kiss a man’s ass if I needed him.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“Until you spread your wings, you’ll have no idea how far you can fly.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“A society without religion is like a vessel without compass.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Imagination governs the world.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“We walk faster when we walk alone.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Women are nothing but machines for producing children.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“History is written by the winners.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“A woman laughing is a woman conquered.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“In our time none has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“God is on the side with the best artillery.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Conquests will come and go but Delambre’s work will endure.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Great men are never cruel without necessity.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte

“I saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“You don’t reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation. Jesus Christ to the Roman world, Muhammad to the old continent.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Great men are meteors designed to burn so that earth may be lighted.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind” ― Napoléon Bonaparte

“The best way to make every one poor is to insist on equality of wealth.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Morality has nothing to do with such a man as I am.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Greatness is nothing unless it be lasting” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“I hope before long to press you in my arms and shall shower on you a million burning kisses as under the Equator.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“There is no place in a fanatic’s head where reason can enter.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“A great reserve and severity of manners are necessary for the command of those who are older than ourselves.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Those who receive the most images into their memories have the most lively imaginations.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte

“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“The most difficult art is not in the choice of men, but in giving to the men chosen the highest service of which they are capable.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“The nature of strategy consists of always having, even with a weaker army, more forces at the point of attack or at the point where one is being attacked than the enemy.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“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.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“It is only with prudence, sagacity, and much dexterity that great aims are accomplished, and all obstacles surmounted. Otherwise nothing is accomplished.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“The army is the true nobility of our country.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“There are two levers for moving man interest and fear.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“The great difficulty with politics is, that there are no established principles.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“Ability is nothing without opportunity.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“You wish to sail a ship up stream by lighting a fire under its decks, I have no time for such nonsense.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense — he is always satisfied with himself.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“I often asked Laplace what he thought of God. He owned that he was an atheist.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Society is impossible without inequality, inequality intolerable without a code of morality, and a code of morality unacceptable without religion.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“no one but myself can be blamed for my fall. I have been my own greatest enemy-the cause of my own disastrous fate” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

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

“Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother.” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make oneself its slave.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“You can ask me for anything you like, except time” — Napoléon Bonaparte

“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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