Napoleon Bonaparte 1769 – 1821 was a French Statesman, Emperor and Military Leader during the French Revolution of 1789 – 1799 and the Napoleonic wars of 1803 -1815. 
He is regarded as one of the greatest, celebrated and yet controversial commanders in history. 
‘If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing’ 
‘It requires more courage to suffer than to die’ 
‘He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat’ 
‘Great men are meteors designed to burn so that earth may be lighted’ 
‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake’ 
‘It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr’ 
‘History is a set of lies agreed upon’ 
‘A leader is a dealer in hope’ 
‘A true man hates no one’ 
‘All great events hang by a single thread. The clever men take advantage of everything, neglects nothing that may give him some added opportunity; the less clever man, by neglecting one thing, sometimes misses everything’ 
‘A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon’ 
‘The greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory’ 
‘Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength’ 
‘Greatness is nothing unless it is lasting’ 
‘The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother’ 
‘Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever’ 
‘We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him’ 
‘Impossible is a work to be found only in the dictionary of fools’ 
‘England is a nation of shopkeepers’ 
‘An army marches on its stomach’ 
‘Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide’ 
‘The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it’ 
‘There are but two forces in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind’ 
‘Ability is nothing without opportunity’ 
‘Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent’ 
‘The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls the chaos, both his own and the enemies’ 
‘There are two levers for moving man – interest and fear’ 
‘Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily’ 
‘It is astonishing what power words have over men’ 
‘The surest way to remain poor is to be honest’ 
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