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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE (NAPOLEON I)
French soldier and emperor of France
(1769 - 1821)
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Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
      - [Journalism]

France needs nothing so much to promote her regeneration as good mothers.
      - [Mothers]

Friendship is but a name. I love no one.
      - [Friendship]

From first to last, Jesus is the same; always the same--majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle.
      - [Christ]

From the sublime to the ridiculous there is but one step.
      - [Sublimity]

Generals are not to be too scrupulous.
      - [Scrupulousness]

Give me a man with a good allowance of nose, . . . when I want any good head-work done I choose a man--provided his education has been suitable--with a long nose.
      - related in "Notes on Noses", p. 43 (ed. 1847)
        [Noses]

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
      - [Glory : Obscurity]

Great men are meteors, consuming themselves to light the world.
      - [Greatness]

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
      - [Conquest : Defeat : Fear]

History is but a fable agreed upon.
      - [Fables]

I am the signet which marks the page where the revolution has been stopped; but when I die it will turn the page and resume its course.
  [Fr., Je suis le signet qui marque la page ou la revolution s'est arretee; mais quand je serai mort, elle tournera le feuillet et reprendra sa marche.]
      - to Count Mole [Revolution]

I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets.
      - [Journalism]

I have doubtless erred more or less in politics, but a crime I never committed.
      - [Politics]

I want the whole of Europe to have one currency; it will make
  trading much easier.
      - in a letter to his brother Louis [Europe]

If you (to General Bertrand) do not perceive that Jesus Christ is God, very well; then I did wrong to make you a general.
      - [Christ]

Imagination rules the world.
      - [Imagination]

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
      - [Impossibility]

In matters of government, justice means force as well as virtue.
      - [Justice]

Independence, like honor, is a rocky island, without a beach.
      - [Independence]

It is the cause, and not the death, that makes the martyr.
      - [Martyrdom]

It was possible to live under the regulations established by Sir George [Cockburn], but now we are tortured to death by pin-point wounds.
      - according to Lady Malcolm "Diary of St. Helena"
        [Trifles]

Jesus Chris was more than man.
      - [Christ]

Love is the occupation of the idle man, the amusement of a busy one, and the shipwreck of a sovereign.
      - [Love]

Mankind are in the end always governed by superiority of intellectual faculties, and none are more sensible of this than the military profession. When, on my return from Italy, I assumed the dress of the Institute, and associated with men of science, I knew what I was doing: I was sure of not being misunderstood by the lowest drummer boy in the army.
      - [Mind]


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