Monday, August 13, 2012


"I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up."
"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in."
"Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich."
"If you start to take Vienna - take Vienna."
"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."

“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”

“Imagination rules the world”

"History is a set of lies agreed upon.” 

“History is written by the winners.”

“Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.”

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” 
“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” 
 “You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.” 
“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. ”
“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” 
“A leader is a dealer in hope.”  
“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.” 
 “Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.” 
 “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” 
 “This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog."
(Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.”)
 “A picture is worth a thousand words.” 
“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”  

“It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.” 
 “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” 
“The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain.” 

 – Napoleon Bonaparte

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