Napoleon is often criticized and ridiculed for some of his harsh views on life and war. Sometimes he had rather insightful things to say, while other times his comments are quite offensive. Here’s a look at several of his more memorable statements:
“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
“Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.”
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”
“History is written by the winners.”
“You don’t reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.”
“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.”
“There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind”
“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”
“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him. ”
Do you have a favorite quote from this group? If so, please share it in the comments below, or feel free to share your own favorite quote of Napoleon’s.
Originally posted 2013-09-06 05:00:25.
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