Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and commanded numerous victorious campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

Napoleon would concentrate his forces on the battlefield in order to strike a decisive blow.

We have compiled a list of some of the top quotes from Napoleon for you.


Best Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

1. “History is written by the winners.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

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2. “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

3. “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

4. “The world suffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of the good people.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

5. “Victory belongs to the most persevering.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

6. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

7. “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

8. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

9. “History is a set of lies agreed upon.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

10. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

11. “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

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12. “There is a joy in danger.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

13. “Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

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

15. “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

16. “Great men are meteors designed to burn so that earth may be lighted.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

17. “A woman laughing is a woman conquered.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

18. “The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

19. “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).

20. “The amateurs discuss tactics: the professionals discuss logistics.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

21. “Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

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22. “Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

23. “Give me an educated mother, I shall promise you the birth of a civilized, educated nation.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

24. “I see only my objective – the obstacles must give way.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

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25. “A picture is worth a thousand words.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

26. “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

27. “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.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

28. “Give Me a Turkish Army. I will Conquer world.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

29. “We are either kings or pawns of men.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

30. “Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

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31. “Every hour of lost time is a chance of future misfortune.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

32. “He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

33. “Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

34. “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

35. “Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

36. “The only conquests that are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

37. “You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

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38. “I may lose a battle but I will never lose a minute.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

39. “You don’t reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

40. “The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

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41. “The word impossible is not in my dictionary.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

42. “Imagination governs the world.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

43. “Never interfere with an enemy in the process of destroying himself.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

44. “Ability is nothing without opportunity.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

45. “When you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

46. “I start out by believing the worst.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

47. “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).

48. “Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).

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

50. “An army marches on its stomach.” ~ (Napoleon Bonaparte).


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