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Napoleon Bonaparte

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"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war." War & Peace 4.6 avg (12 votes)
"Women are nothing but machines for producing children." 3.1 avg (44 votes)
"Victory belongs to the most persevering." Success 4.6 avg (14 votes)
"To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity." Writing 4.4 avg (13 votes)
"There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous." Miscellaneous 3.5 avg (4 votes)
"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit." War & Peace 4.0 avg (7 votes)
"The whole art of war consists in a well-reasoned and extremely circumspect defensive, followed by rapid and audacious attack." War & Peace 4.2 avg (6 votes)
"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it." Truth & Lies 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely." Government 3.0 avg (4 votes)
"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent." Leadership 4.4 avg (13 votes)
"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in." Motivation & Goals 4.9 avg (15 votes)
"Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy." Education 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." Anti-Religion, Money 4.6 avg (82 votes)
"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet." Anti-Religion 4.8 avg (40 votes)
"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." Leadership 4.6 avg (14 votes)
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." War & Peace 4.6 avg (25 votes)
"Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (32 votes)
"Love is the idler's occupation, the warrior's relaxation, and the soverign's ruination." Love 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"It requires more courage to suffer than to die." Courage 5.0 avg (14 votes)
"It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr." Ideas 4.2 avg (5 votes)

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