Napoleon I, Emperor of France

Quotes of Napoleon I could mean quotes by the famous Emperor or about him.

Quotes by NapoleonEdit

  • "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."―Napoleon I
  • "Death is nothing; but to live defeated and without glory is to die every day."―Napoleon I in a letter to General Lauriston, 12th December 1804
  • "Stand firm; for well you know that hardship and danger are the price of glory, and that sweet is the saviour of a life of courage and deathless renown from beyond the grave."―Napoleon I
  • "A man does not have himself killed for a half pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify the man."―Napoleon I
  • "War is essentially a calculation of probabilities."―Napoleon I
  • "It may be in the future I may lose a battle, but I shall never lose a minute."―Napoleon I
  • "Great events hang by a thread. The able man turns everything to profit, neglects nothing that might give him an added opportunity."―Napoleon I
  • "Many faults, no doubt, will be found in my career; but Arcola... Rivoli, the Pyramids, Marengo, Austerlitz, Jena, Friedland - these are granite: the tooth of envy is powerless here."―Napoleon I, in a conversation at Saint Helena
  • "I regret the brave men you have lost, but they are dead on the field of honour."―Napoleon I, to Marshal Davout, the day after his victory Auerstadt 16th October 1806
  • "In warfare every opportunity must be seized; for fortune is a woman; if you miss her today, do not expect to find her tommorrow."―Napoleon I, 1808
  • "A great reputation is a greatnoise; the more there is made, the farther it is heard. Laws, institutions, monuments, nations, all fall, but the noise continues and resounds in after ages."―Napoleon I
  • "Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight."―Napoleon I

Quotes about NapoleonEdit

  • "In this age, in any age, Napoleon."―The Duke of Wellington, when asked who was the greatest general of the era
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