Zitat des Tages von Napoleon Bonaparte:
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
I made all my generals out of mud.
An army marches on its stomach.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
A true man hates no one.
England is a nation of shopkeepers.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.