49 Leadership Quotes from Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln

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Leadership Quotes from Napoleon Bonaparte

“Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.”

“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.”

“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.”

“Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.”

“Circumstances-what are circumstances? I make circumstances.”

“Ability is of little account without opportunity.”

“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”

“A leader is a dealer in hope.”

“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”

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

“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”

“It’s the unconquerable soul of man, and not the nature of the weapon he uses, that ensures victory.”

“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.”

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.”

“History is written by the winners.”

“We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.”

“In our time no one has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them.”

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared bayonets..”

“From the sublime to the ridiculous there is but one step.”

“A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.”

“If we could read the past histories of all our enemies we would disregard all hostility for them.”

“The world suffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people.”

“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”

“Conquests will come and go but Delambre’s work will endure.”

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”

“Imagination governs the world.”

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

“The greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory.”

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”

Napoleon was a Great Leader
Napoleon Bonaparte

“Great men are meteors designed to burn so that earth may be lighted.”

“The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they tradewhat they want most for what they want at the moment.”

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”

“The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain.”

“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”

“Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.”

“Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.”

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

Leadership Quotes from Abraham Lincoln

“Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.”

“I don’t know but that God has created some one man great enough to comprehend the whole of this stupendous crisis and transaction from beginning to end, and endowed him with sufficient wisdom to manage and direct it. I confess I do not fully understand, and foresee it all. But I am placed here where I am obliged to the best of my poor ability to deal with it.”

Towering Genius, one of Lincoln Quotes“If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how—the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten thousand angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

“Let there be no compromise on the question of extending slavery. If there be, all our labor is lost, and ere long, must be done again. The dangerous ground—that into which some of our friends have a hankering to run—is Popular Sovereignty. Have none of it. Stand firm.”

“It is as much the duty of government to render prompt justice against itself, in favor of citizens, as it is to administer the same, between private individuals.”

“In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow- countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it.”

“Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the government, nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.”

“I attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years’ struggle, the nation’s condition is not what either party, or any man, devised or expected. God alone can claim it.”

“While acting as their representative, I shall be governed by [the people’s] will on all subjects upon which I have the means of knowing what their will is; and upon all others I shall do what my own judgment teaches me will best advance their interests.”

47 Napoleon and Gandhi Quotes About Love

Love Quotes from Gandhi

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes About Love

“They think I am stern, even hardhearted. So much the better-this makes it unnecessary for me to justify my reputation. My firmness is taken for callousness. I shall not complain, since this notion is responsible for the good order that is prevailing, so that there is nothing that needs to be repressed.”

“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.”

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

“A woman laughing is a woman conquered.”

“Let her sleep. For when she wakes, She will move mountains.”

“Female virtue has been held in suspicion from the beginning of the world, and ever will be.”

“To seduce a wife from her husband, or a son from his father, are odious acts, unworthy of civilised nations.”

“In choosing a wife, a man does not renounce his mother, and still less is he justified in breaking her heart.”

“In great crisis, it is the lot of women to soften our misfortunes.”

“A true man hates no one.”

Love Quote from Napoleon
Love Quote from Napoleon

“Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.”

“The only victory over love is flight.”

“I have seen only you, I have admired only you, I desire only you”

“A wise and prudent man never increases the number of enemies.”

“Men are what one wants them to be.”

“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.”

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”

“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.”

“We should wash our dirty linen at home.”

“Fortune is like a woman—if you miss her today, think not to find her tomorrow.”

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Love

“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.”

“Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.”

“I’m a lover of my own liberty, and so I would do nothing to restrict yours. I simply want to please my own conscience, which is God.”

“Jealousy does not wait for reasons.”

“My joy was boundless. I had learnt the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men’s hearts. I realized the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder. The lesson was so indelibly burnt into me that a large part of my time during the twenty years of my practice as a lawyer was occupied in bringing about private compromises of hundreds of cases. I lost nothing thereby – not even money, certainly not my soul.”

“”Hate the sin and not the sinner” is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world… Man and his deed are two distinct things.”

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.”

“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected”

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

Gandhi Inspiring Love Quotes
Gandhi Inspiring Love Quotes

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

“Faith… Must be enforced by reason…When faith becomes blind it dies.”

“We must always seek to ally ourselves with that part of the enemy that knows what is right.”

“The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.”

“Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.”

“Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.”

“We shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering.”

“What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. The mandates have no sanction but that of the last war.”

“Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home.”

“Let the Jews who claim to be the chosen race prove their title by choosing they way of non-violence for vindicating their position on earth. Every country is their home including Palestine not by aggression but by loving service.”

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”

“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman.”

“If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be.”

“Nothing is impossible for pure love.”

“A man of truth must also be a man of care.”