Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821

A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on politics

In politics an absurdity is not a handicap.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on revolution

A revolution is an axiom backed by bayonets.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on possessions

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I)

If you want to take Vienna, take Vienna!

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on force, government, justice, and virtue

In matters of government, justice means force as well as virtue.

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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.

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 glory

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Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

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