Napoleon Bonaparte – (029)

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Napoleon Bonaparte – (Napoleon I of France)- 

Napoleon Bonaparte was a military general who became the first emperor of France. His drive for military expansion changed the world. – (Biography.com)

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Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and again in 1815. Napoleon dominated European affairs for over a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, rapidly gaining control of continental Europe before his ultimate defeat in 1815. One of the greatest commanders in history, his campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide and he remains one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in Western history.

In civil affairs, Napoleon had a major long-term impact by bringing liberal reforms to the countries that he conquered, especially the Low Countries, Switzerland, Italy, and large parts of Germany. He implemented fundamental liberal policies in France and throughout Western Europe. His lasting legal achievement was the Napoleonic Code, which has been adopted in various forms by a quarter of the world’s legal systems, from Japan to Quebec.

 

Born: August 15, 1769, Ajaccio, France

Died: May 5, 1821, Longwood, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Height: 1.68 m

Buried: May 9, 1821, Les Invalides, Paris, France

Spouse: Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (m. 1810–1821), Joséphine de Beauharnais (m. 1796–1809)

Napoleon Bonaparte – [Wikipedia – English ➜ Napoleon Bonaparte  ]

Quotes by  Napoleon Bonaparte :

 

Ordinarily men exercise their memory much more than their judgment.

The existence of God is attested by everything that appeals to our imagination. And if our eye cannot reach Him it is because He has not permitted our intelligence to go so far.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

A leader is a dealer in hope.

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

I do not see in religion the mystery of the incarnation so much as the mystery of the social order. It introduces into the thought of heaven an idea of equalization, which saves the rich from being massacred by the poor.

(Often paraphrased as:  Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.)

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in

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.

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Conscience is the most sacred thing among men. Every man has within him a still small voice, which tells him that nothing on earth can oblige him to believe that which he does not believe. The worst of all tyrannies is that which obliges eighteen-twentieths of a nation to embrace a religion contrary to their beliefs, under penalty of being denied their rights as citizens and of owning property, which, in effect, is the same thing as being without a country.

Morality has nothing to do with such a man as I am.

Ability is nothing without opportunity. 

 

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Napoleon Bonaparte –  [Wikipedia – Português ➜ Napoleon Bonaparte – ]

Napoleão Bonaparte (em francês: Napoléon Bonaparte; Ajaccio, 15 de agosto de 1769 — Santa Helena, 5 de maio de 1821) foi um líder político e militar durante os últimos estágios da Revolução Francesa.

Adotando o nome de Napoleão I, foi Imperador dos Franceses de 18 de maio de 1804 a 6 de abril de 1814, posição que voltou a ocupar por poucos meses em 1815 (20 de março a 22 de junho).

Sua reforma legal, o Código Napoleônico, teve uma grande influência na legislação de vários países.

Através das guerras napoleônicas, ele foi responsável por estabelecer a hegemonia francesa sobre maior parte da Europa.

 

 

Napoleon Bonaparte –   [biography.com ➜ Napoleon Bonaparte – ]

 

More Quotes by  Napoleon Bonaparte :

 

“I am never angry when contradicted; I seek to be enlightened.”

“A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.”

“A great people may be killed, but they will not be intimidated.”

“Love does more harm than good.”

“A man is not dependent upon his fellow creature, when he does not fear death.”

“It is the cause, and not the death that makes the martyr.”

“Even when I am gone, I shall remain in people’s minds the star of their rights, my name will be the war cry of their efforts, the motto of their hopes.” 

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”

My waking thoughts are all of thee. Your portrait and the remembrance of last night’s delirium have robbed my senses of repose. Sweet and incomparable Josephine, what an extraordinary influence you have over my heart. Are you vexed? Do I see you sad? Are you ill at ease? My soul is broken with grief, and there is no rest for your lover.

[ Letter to Joséphine de Beauharnais (February 1796), as translated in Napoleon’s Letters to Josephine 1796-1812 (1901) edited by Henry Foljambe Hall ]

From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.Speech to his troops in Egypt (21 July 1798) Variant translation: “Soldiers, from the summit of yonder pyramids forty centuries look down upon you…”.

[Published in the autobiography of French general Eugène de Beauharnais. ]

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

I am a monarch of God’s creation, and you reptiles of the earth dare not oppose me. I render an account of my government to none save God and Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

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