Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821

A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on ignorance and regret

The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on silence

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Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on politics and stupidity

Stupidity is not a handicap in politics.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on ridicule

"Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas" From the sublime to the ridiculous there is but one step.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

Source: Probably this is the original of Napoleon's celebrated mot,

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on promises, success, wishes, and world

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on spirit and world

There are in the world two powers-the sword and the spirit. The spirit has always vanquished the sword.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on deception, ideas, mediocrity, questions, spirit, and work

A mathematician of the first rank, Laplace quickly revealed himself as only a mediocre administrator; from his first work we saw that we had been deceived. Laplace saw no question from its true point of view; he sought subtleties everywhere; had only doubtful ideas, and finally carried the spirit of the infinitely small into administration.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

Source: N. Rose, Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc.,1988.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on mankind, medicine, and uncertainty

[Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on inspiration and preparation

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on nations and peace

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannonshots.

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