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Napoleon Bonaparte

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Who saves his country violates no law.
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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
In today's complex and fast-moving world, what we need even more than foresight or hindsight is insi...
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There are times when a battle decides everything, and there are times when the most insignificant th...
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Men are moved by only two things: fear and self-interest.
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To exraordinary circumstance we must apply extraordinary remedies.
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One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
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Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
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In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
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I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to dr...
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He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
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I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be...
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From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
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Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
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Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
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Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
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All religions have been made by men.
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The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your lo...
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The army is the true nobility of our country.
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One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
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Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
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Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
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A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
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