Wednesday, December 19, 2012

22 Inspiring Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte... [Quotes]

Napoleon Bonaparte (French: Napoléon Bonaparte, Italian: Napoleone Bonaparte [napoleɔ̃ bɔnɑpaʁt]; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.  (Source)

He has become a major influence and source to those whom study strategy and guerilla tactics.  He is regarded as one of the most admirable and proficient military commanders of all time.  That is why it doesn’t hurt to learn a thing or two from the ambitious General.

Here are 22 inspirational quotes by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte (Source)

1. Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.

2. The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.

3. We walk faster when we walk alone.

4. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

5. Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

6. Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.

7. In our time none has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them.

8. Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

9. The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.

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

11. If I had not been born Napoleon, I would have liked to have been born Alexander.

12. God is on the side with the best artillery.

13. I would kiss a man's arse if I needed him.

14. If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre 

15. To extraordinary circumstances we must apply extraordinary remedies.

16. Great men are never cruel without necessity.

17. He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

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

19. Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

20. Victory belongs to the most persevering.

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

22. Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.

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