Napoleon Bonaparte Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Napoleon Bonaparte quotes, Napoleon Bonaparte sayings, and Napoleon Bonaparte proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war. Napoleon Bonaparte
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet. Napoleon Bonaparte
The sovereignty of the people is inalienable. Napoleon Bonaparte
To live, is to suffer; and the honest man is always fighting to be master of his own mind. Napoleon Bonaparte
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. Napoleon Bonaparte
A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised.  Napoleon Bonaparte
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. Napoléon Bonaparte
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength. Napoleon Bonaparte
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world. Napoleon Bonaparte
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte
When I want any, good head work done; I always choose a man, if possible with a long nose. Napoleon Bonaparte
The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see. Napoleon Bonaparte
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. Napoleon Bonaparte
An Emperor confides in national soldiers, not in mercenaries. Napoleon Bonaparte
From triumph to downfall is but a step. I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs. Napoleon Bonaparte
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. Napoleon Bonaparte
A battle sometimes decides everything and sometimes the most trifling thing decides the fate of a battle. Napoleon Bonaparte
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. Napoleon Bonaparte
The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Napoleon Bonaparte
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him. Napoleon Bonaparte
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. Napoleon Bonaparte
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of the battle-field, they all have one rank in my eyes. Napoleon Bonaparte
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies. Napoleon Bonaparte
The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Napoleon Bonaparte
Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities. Napoleon Bonaparte
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. Napoleon Bonaparte
You try to distract yourself from the pain, but only death will end it. Napoleon Bonaparte
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. Napoleon Bonaparte
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. Napoleon Bonaparte
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonaparte