Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821

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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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on peace

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What a beautiful fix we are in now; peace has been declared.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on politics

In politics an absurdity is not a handicap.

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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 defeat and fear

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

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