Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, attributed, Napoleon in His Own Words
Send me 300 francs; that sum will enable me to go to Paris. There, at least, one can cut a figure and surmount obstacles. Everything tells me I shall succeed. Will you prevent me from doing so for the want of 100 crowns?
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, letter to his uncle, June 1791
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, attributed, Excellent Quotations for Home and School
A leader is a dealer in hope.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, attributed, And I Quote
If I had to have a religion, I should adore the sun, for it is the sun that fertilizes everything.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, conversation related by Las Cases, The Mind of Napoleon: A Selection from His Written and Spoken Words
The greater the man, the less is he opinionative, he depends upon events and circumstances.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, attributed, Political Aphorisms, Moral and Philosophical Thoughts
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Bonaparte
Necessity dominates inclination, will, and right.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, attributed, Napoleon: In His Own Words
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, attributed, Forty Thousand Quotations, Prose and Poetical
All systems of morality are fine. The gospel alone has exhibited a complete assemblage of the principles of morality, divested of all absurdity. It is not composed, like your creed, of a few common-place sentences put into bad verse. Do you wish to see that which is really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, attributed, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers
The most dangerous moment comes with victory.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, attributed, Your Mind Power Unleashed
Independence, like honor, is a rocky island without a beach.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, attributed, Day's Collacon