Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821

A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on agreement and history

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on agreement, decisions, history, past, and people

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on mind, sleep, and wishes

My mind is a chest of drawers. When I wish to deal with a subject, I shut all the drawers but the one in which the subject is to be found. When I am wearied, I shut all the drawers and go to sleep.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on courage, hope, and love

Courage is like love - it must have hope to nourish it.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on fear and people

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on soldiers

Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on action, thinking, and time

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on determination and wisdom

A resolute determination is the truest wisdom.

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on art, enemies, and war

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

Source: quoted in Representative Men, 1850

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on people and silence

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

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