Napoleon Bonaparte

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.

A Constitution should be short and obscure.

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

I made all my generals out of mud.

I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.

France has more need of me than I have need of France.

There are two levers for moving men--interest and fear.

The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see.

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.

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