History Quotes / NapoleonBonaparte

10th Nov '15 10:51:16 PM JulianLapostat
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--> ''"A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories."''

--> ''"[[DemocracyIsBad A Republic of thirty million men!...With our manners, our vices! How is it possible?]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids That is a fancy of which the French are at present full]], but [[ItWillNeverCatchOn it will pass away like all]] the others. [[BreadAndCircuses What they want is Glory and gratified Vanity]]; but as [[HobbesWasRight for Liberty, they do not understand what it means]]."''

-->''"Soldats, songez que du haut de ces monuments, quarante siècles vous contemplent".''[[note]]From the height of these pyramids, 40 centuries are watching you"[[/note]]

to:

--> -> ''"A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories."''

--> -> ''"[[DemocracyIsBad A Republic of thirty million men!...With our manners, our vices! How is it possible?]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids That is a fancy of which the French are at present full]], but [[ItWillNeverCatchOn it will pass away like all]] the others. [[BreadAndCircuses What they want is Glory and gratified Vanity]]; but as [[HobbesWasRight for Liberty, they do not understand what it means]]."''

-->''"Soldats, ->''"Soldats, songez que du haut de ces monuments, quarante siècles vous contemplent".''[[note]]From the height of these pyramids, 40 centuries are watching you"[[/note]]



--> ''"Soldats, je suis content de vous ! Vous avez à la journée d'Austerlitz justifié tout ce que j'attendais de votre intrépidité...Soldats, lorsque tout ce qui est nécessaire pour assurer le bonheur et la prospérité de votre Patrie sera accompli, je vous ramènerai en France. Là, vous serez l'objet de mes plus tendres sollicitudes. Mon peuple vous recevra avec joie et il vous suffira de dire "J'étais à la bataille d'Austerlitz" pour qu'on vous réponde "Voilà un brave !"''[[note]]''Soldiers, I am satisfied. You have, on this day at Austerlitz, fulfilled all my expectations of your boldness...When everything necessary to assure the happiness and prosperity of our nation has been accomplished, I will lead you back to France. There, you will be the object of tender gratitude. My people wil behold you and it will suffice for one of you to say "I was at the Battle of Austerlitz" for them to respond, "There's a hero"''[[/note]]

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--> -> ''"Soldats, je suis content de vous ! Vous avez à la journée d'Austerlitz justifié tout ce que j'attendais de votre intrépidité...Soldats, lorsque tout ce qui est nécessaire pour assurer le bonheur et la prospérité de votre Patrie sera accompli, je vous ramènerai en France. Là, vous serez l'objet de mes plus tendres sollicitudes. Mon peuple vous recevra avec joie et il vous suffira de dire "J'étais à la bataille d'Austerlitz" pour qu'on vous réponde "Voilà un brave !"''[[note]]''Soldiers, I am satisfied. You have, on this day at Austerlitz, fulfilled all my expectations of your boldness...When everything necessary to assure the happiness and prosperity of our nation has been accomplished, I will lead you back to France. There, you will be the object of tender gratitude. My people wil behold you and it will suffice for one of you to say "I was at the Battle of Austerlitz" for them to respond, "There's a hero"''[[/note]]



--> ''"Iíve seen one of your orders of the day to the soldiers that will make you the laughing stock of Germany, Austria and France. Have you no friend to tell you a few home truths? ... [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Forget your ministers, your ambassadors and your finery]]. You have to sleep out in [[AFatherToHisMen the vanguard with your men, sit on your horse, day and night]]. March in the vanguard, so you know whatís going on ... And for Godís sake have the wit [[GrammarNazi to write and speak correctly!]]"''

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--> -> ''"Iíve seen one of your orders of the day to the soldiers that will make you the laughing stock of Germany, Austria and France. Have you no friend to tell you a few home truths? ... [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Forget your ministers, your ambassadors and your finery]]. You have to sleep out in [[AFatherToHisMen the vanguard with your men, sit on your horse, day and night]]. March in the vanguard, so you know whatís going on ... And for Godís sake have the wit [[GrammarNazi to write and speak correctly!]]"''



-->''Wherever wood can swim, there I am sure to find this flag of England.''

to:

-->''Wherever ->''Wherever wood can swim, there I am sure to find this flag of England.''



--> ''There is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.''

-->''Go, sir, gallop; ask me for anything but time.''

--> ''You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a '''bonfire''' under her deck? [[ItWillNeverCatchOn I have no time for such nonsense]].''

to:

--> -> ''There is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.''

-->''Go, ->''Go, sir, gallop; ask me for anything but time.''

--> -> ''You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a '''bonfire''' under her deck? [[ItWillNeverCatchOn I have no time for such nonsense]].''



--> ''"After me, the Revolution -- or, rather the ideas which formed it -- will resume their course. It will be like a book from which the marker is removed, and one starts to read again at the page where one left off."''

to:

--> -> ''"After me, the Revolution -- or, rather the ideas which formed it -- will resume their course. It will be like a book from which the marker is removed, and one starts to read again at the page where one left off."''



--> ''"I may have been called 'a modern Attila' and 'a Robespierre on horseback' by the other sovereigns; but if they would search their hearts, they would know better. Had I really been that, I would perhaps be reigning still. But one thing is certain: had I been such, [[KillEmAll they all would long since have ceased to reign]]."''

to:

--> -> ''"I may have been called 'a modern Attila' and 'a Robespierre on horseback' by the other sovereigns; but if they would search their hearts, they would know better. Had I really been that, I would perhaps be reigning still. But one thing is certain: had I been such, [[KillEmAll they all would long since have ceased to reign]]."''



--> ''[[StayInTheKitchen Élevez-nous des croyantes et non des raisonneuses]] (Bring up for us believers and no thinkers)''

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--> -> ''[[StayInTheKitchen Élevez-nous des croyantes et non des raisonneuses]] (Bring up for us believers and no thinkers)''



--> ''"[[YourCheatingHeart I truly loved my Josephine, but I did not respect her]]."''


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--> -> ''"[[YourCheatingHeart I truly loved my Josephine, but I did not respect her]]."''




--> ''What a pity that the man wasn't lazy.''

to:

--> -> ''What a pity that the man wasn't lazy.''



--> ''"[[EvilOverlord There is only one man in France...One sees a fog that is called a nation, but one canít distinguish anything. He alone is front and center]]."''

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--> -> ''"[[EvilOverlord There is only one man in France...One sees a fog that is called a nation, but one canít distinguish anything. He alone is front and center]]."''



--> ''"I saw the Emperor - this world-spirit - go out from the city to survey his realm."''

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--> -> ''"I saw the Emperor - this world-spirit - go out from the city to survey his realm."''



--> ''"[Napoleon] was amongst the worthiest of individuals."''

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--> -> ''"[Napoleon] was amongst the worthiest of individuals."''



--> ''"He[Napoleon] had destroyed only one thing: the Jacobin Revolution, the dream of equality, liberty and fraternity, and of the people rising in its majesty to shake off oppression. It was a more powerful myth than his, for after his fall it was this, and not his memory, which inspired the revolutions of the nineteenth century, even in his own country."''

to:

--> -> ''"He[Napoleon] had destroyed only one thing: the Jacobin Revolution, the dream of equality, liberty and fraternity, and of the people rising in its majesty to shake off oppression. It was a more powerful myth than his, for after his fall it was this, and not his memory, which inspired the revolutions of the nineteenth century, even in his own country."''



--> ''My enemies are many. My equals are none...''

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--> -> ''My enemies are many. My equals are none...''
9th Aug '15 11:31:10 AM JulianLapostat
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--> ''"There is only one man in FranceÖ. One sees a fog that is called a nation, but one canít distinguish anything. He alone is front and center."''

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--> ''"There ''"[[EvilOverlord There is only one man in FranceÖ. France...One sees a fog that is called a nation, but one canít distinguish anything. He alone is front and center.center]]."''
9th Aug '15 11:24:25 AM JulianLapostat
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--> ''"There is only one man in FranceÖ. One sees a fog that is called a nation, but one canít distinguish anything. He alone is front and center."

to:

--> ''"There is only one man in FranceÖ. One sees a fog that is called a nation, but one canít distinguish anything. He alone is front and center.""''
9th Aug '15 11:23:46 AM JulianLapostat
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--> ''"[[DemocracyIsBad A Republic of thirty million men!...With our manners, our vices! How is it possible?]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids That is a fancy of which the French are at present full]], but [[ItWillNeverCatchOn it will pass away like all]] the others. [[BreadsAndCircuses What they want is Glory and gratified Vanity]]; but as [[HobbesWasRight for Liberty, they do not understand what it means]]."''

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--> ''"[[DemocracyIsBad A Republic of thirty million men!...With our manners, our vices! How is it possible?]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids That is a fancy of which the French are at present full]], but [[ItWillNeverCatchOn it will pass away like all]] the others. [[BreadsAndCircuses [[BreadAndCircuses What they want is Glory and gratified Vanity]]; but as [[HobbesWasRight for Liberty, they do not understand what it means]]."''
9th Aug '15 11:23:29 AM JulianLapostat
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--> ''"[[DemocracyIsBad A Republic of thirty million men!...With our manners, our vices! How is it possible?]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKidsThat is a fancy of which the French are at present full]], but [[ItWillNeverCatchOn it will pass away like all]] the others. [[BreadsAndCircuses What they want is Glory and gratified Vanity]]; but as [[HobbesWasRight for Liberty, they do not understand what it means]]."''

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--> ''"[[DemocracyIsBad A Republic of thirty million men!...With our manners, our vices! How is it possible?]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKidsThat [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids That is a fancy of which the French are at present full]], but [[ItWillNeverCatchOn it will pass away like all]] the others. [[BreadsAndCircuses What they want is Glory and gratified Vanity]]; but as [[HobbesWasRight for Liberty, they do not understand what it means]]."''
9th Aug '15 11:23:17 AM JulianLapostat
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--> ''"[[DemocracyIsBad A Republic of thirty million men!...With our manners, our vices! How is it possible?]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKidsThat is a fancy of which the French are at present full]], but [[ItWillNeverCatchOn it will pass away like all]] the others. [[BreadsAndCircuses What they want is Glory and gratified Vanity]]; but as [[HobbesWasRight for Liberty, they do not understand what it means]]."''


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--> ''"There is only one man in FranceÖ. One sees a fog that is called a nation, but one canít distinguish anything. He alone is front and center."
-->-- '''Madame Germaine de Staël'''
6th Aug '15 9:29:47 AM JulianLapostat
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->''"Soldats, songez que du haut de ces monuments, quarante siècles vous contemplent".''[[note]]From the height of these pyramids, 40 centuries are watching you"[[/note]]

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->''"Soldats, -->''"Soldats, songez que du haut de ces monuments, quarante siècles vous contemplent".''[[note]]From the height of these pyramids, 40 centuries are watching you"[[/note]]



->''Wherever wood can swim, there I am sure to find this flag of England.''

to:

->''Wherever -->''Wherever wood can swim, there I am sure to find this flag of England.''



-> ''My enemies are many. My equals are none...''

to:

-> --> ''My enemies are many. My equals are none...''
6th Aug '15 9:29:15 AM JulianLapostat
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-> ''My enemies are many. My equals are none...''
-->-- '''Napoleon''', '''''[[VideoGame/NapoleonTotalWar Napoleon: Total War]]'''''

->''From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.''
-->--'''Napoleon''',

to:

-> ''My enemies are many. My equals are none...''
-->-- '''Napoleon''', '''''[[VideoGame/NapoleonTotalWar Napoleon: Total War]]'''''

->''From
! Quotes by Napoleon

--> ''"A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories."''

->''"Soldats, songez que du haut de ces monuments, quarante siècles vous contemplent".''[[note]]From
the heights height of these pyramids, forty 40 centuries look down are watching you"[[/note]]
-->-- Before the Battle of the Pyramids.

--> ''"Soldats, je suis content de vous ! Vous avez à la journée d'Austerlitz justifié tout ce que j'attendais de votre intrépidité...Soldats, lorsque tout ce qui est nécessaire pour assurer le bonheur et la prospérité de votre Patrie sera accompli, je vous ramènerai en France. Là, vous serez l'objet de mes plus tendres sollicitudes. Mon peuple vous recevra avec joie et il vous suffira de dire "J'étais à la bataille d'Austerlitz" pour qu'on vous réponde "Voilà un brave !"''[[note]]''Soldiers, I am satisfied. You have,
on us.''
-->--'''Napoleon''',
this day at Austerlitz, fulfilled all my expectations of your boldness...When everything necessary to assure the happiness and prosperity of our nation has been accomplished, I will lead you back to France. There, you will be the object of tender gratitude. My people wil behold you and it will suffice for one of you to say "I was at the Battle of Austerlitz" for them to respond, "There's a hero"''[[/note]]
-->-- '''Proclamation after the Battle of Austerlitz: December 3, 1805'''

--> ''"Iíve seen one of your orders of the day to the soldiers that will make you the laughing stock of Germany, Austria and France. Have you no friend to tell you a few home truths? ... [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Forget your ministers, your ambassadors and your finery]]. You have to sleep out in [[AFatherToHisMen the vanguard with your men, sit on your horse, day and night]]. March in the vanguard, so you know whatís going on ... And for Godís sake have the wit [[GrammarNazi to write and speak correctly!]]"''
-->-- '''Letter to his brother Jérôme Bonaparte, who he appointed King of Westphalia'''



-->--'''Napoleon'''

->''Go, sir, gallop; ask me for anything but time.''
-->--'''Napoleon'''

-> ''You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a '''bonfire''' under her deck? [[ItWillNeverCatchOn I have no time for such nonsense]].''
-->--'''Napoleon''' to Robert Fulton, who was trying to convince him to buy his steamship. Oops.

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-->--'''Napoleon'''

->''Go,
-->-- On boarding the Bellerophon, after his defeat at Waterloo.

--> ''There is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.''

-->''Go,
sir, gallop; ask me for anything but time.''

--> ''You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a '''bonfire''' under her deck? [[ItWillNeverCatchOn I have no time for such nonsense]].
''
-->--'''Napoleon'''

-> ''You
-->-- To Robert Fulton, who was trying to convince him to buy his steamship. Oops.

--> ''"After me, the Revolution -- or, rather the ideas which formed it -- will resume their course. It will be like a book from which the marker is removed, and one starts to read again at the page where one left off."''
-->-- '''After the Battle of Leipzig''', 1813.

--> ''"I may have been called 'a modern Attila' and 'a Robespierre on horseback' by the other sovereigns; but if they
would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a '''bonfire''' under her deck? [[ItWillNeverCatchOn search their hearts, they would know better. Had I really been that, I would perhaps be reigning still. But one thing is certain: had I been such, [[KillEmAll they all would long since have no time ceased to reign]]."''
-->-- At Saint-Helena.

--> ''[[StayInTheKitchen Élevez-nous des croyantes et non des raisonneuses]] (Bring up
for such nonsense]].us believers and no thinkers)''
-->-- His instructions for a school for girls.

--> ''"[[YourCheatingHeart I truly loved my Josephine, but I did not respect her]]."''

! Quotes about Napoleon

--> ''What a pity that the man wasn't lazy.
''
-->--'''Napoleon''' -->-- '''Talleyrand'''

--> ''"I saw the Emperor - this world-spirit - go out from the city
to Robert Fulton, who survey his realm."''
-->-- '''G. W. F. Hegel'''

--> ''"[Napoleon]
was trying amongst the worthiest of individuals."''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/FriedrichNietzsche'''

--> ''"He[Napoleon] had destroyed only one thing: the Jacobin Revolution, the dream of equality, liberty and fraternity, and of the people rising in its majesty
to convince him to buy shake off oppression. It was a more powerful myth than his, for after his steamship. Oops.
fall it was this, and not his memory, which inspired the revolutions of the nineteenth century, even in his own country."''
-->-- '''Eric Hobsbawm'''.

! Others

-> ''My enemies are many. My equals are none...''
-->-- '''Napoleon''', '''''[[VideoGame/NapoleonTotalWar Napoleon: Total War]]'''''



-->--'''Katnip Kollege (1939) '''

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-->--'''Katnip Kollege (1939) ''''''


28th Jun '15 3:05:58 AM megarotic
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->''Go, sir, gallop; ask me for anything but time.''
-->--'''Napoleon'''
16th Feb '15 12:23:03 PM ztlawton
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