Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821

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

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

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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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 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 agreement and history

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

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