Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821

A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I)

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on interest

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on regret

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The only conquests that are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.

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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.

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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.

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

Stupidity is not a handicap in politics.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on hope and leadership

A leader is a dealer in hope.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on courage, death, and suffering

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on creation, day, death, force, genius, jesus, and love

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I founded great empires. But upon what did the creation of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded his empire upon love, and to this very day millions would die for him.

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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.

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

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