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“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
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“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”
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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”
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“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”
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“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
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“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”
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“Imagination governs the world.”
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“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”
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“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”
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“Conquests will come and go but Delambre's work will endure.”
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“History is written by the winners.”
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“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”
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“If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.”
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“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.”
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“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
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“Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.”
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“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him.”
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“You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.”
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“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.”
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“The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.”
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“Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.”
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“There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind”
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“This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog.

Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.”
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“Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.”
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“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
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“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”
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“It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.”
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“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”
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“As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.”
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