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Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes on Success, Love, and Leadership

Norbert Juma
Published on August 21, 2020 6:00 AM EST
Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes on Success, Love, and Leadership

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1. “Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

2. “The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes on Success, Love, and Leadership

3. “We walk faster when we walk alone.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

4. “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

5. “Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

6. “Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

7. “In our time none has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

8. “Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

9. “The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

10. “If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

11. “If I had not been born Napoleon, I would have liked to have been born Alexander.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes about war

12. “God is on the side with the best artillery.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

13. “I would kiss a man’s arse if I needed him.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

14. “If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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15. “To extraordinary circumstances we must apply extraordinary remedies.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

16. “Great men are never cruel without necessity.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

17. “He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

18. “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

19. “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

20. “Victory belongs to the most persevering.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

 Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes about enemies

21. “You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

22. “Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

23. “Death is nothing; but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

24. “I saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

25. “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

26. “History is a set of lies agreed upon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

27. “If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

28. “Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

29. “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

30. “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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31. “It requires more courage to suffer than to die.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

32. “Imagination rules the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

33. “Victory belongs to the most persevering.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

34. “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

35. “Ability is of little account without opportunity.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

36. “From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

37. “Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

38. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

39. “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

40. “The French complain of everything, and always.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

41. “We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes about life

42. “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

43. “Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

44. “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

45. “The human race is governed by its imagination.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

46. “If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

47. “A true man hates no one.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

48. “He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

49. “There are two levers for moving men — interest and fear.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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More Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes and Sayings

50. “I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte

51. “Men who have changed the world never achieved their success by winning the chief citizens to their side, but always by stirring the masses.” –
Napoleon Bonaparte

52. “You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss into gain and failure to success.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

53. “Better to have an open enemy, than hidden friends.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

54. “The world suffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

55. “There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

56. “Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less concerned about the later than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

57. “A man is known by his conduct to his wife, to his family, and to those under him.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

58. “A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

59. “Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

60. “An order that can be misunderstood, will be misunderstood.” –
Napoleon Bonaparte

Which Napoleon Bonaparte quote was your favorite?

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    Tuan

    April 18, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    It’s not about having the strength to go on, but to go on when you don’t have strength

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    ENOCK CRUZ

    April 3, 2019 at 2:45 AM

    the stupid speak of the past, the wise speak of the present and the fools speak of tomorrow

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    Judy

    February 26, 2019 at 5:02 AM

    If you want a thing done, do it yourself
    A true man hates no one.

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    Laker Moses

    January 24, 2019 at 10:35 PM

    A Leader is a dealer in hope

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    Gugu Gill

    October 29, 2018 at 5:52 AM

    10. If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. – Napoleon Bonaparte

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      BUTALA SAMUEL

      April 1, 2019 at 12:32 PM

      atrue man hates no one

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