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  • Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Battle

    Update: For a closer look at a really cool shield and 2 swords that were owned by Napoleon himself and are in pretty good condition, visit http://www.napoleonshield.com/
    You’ve all heard of Napoleon Dynamite, and probably Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon Bonaparte was born August 15, 1769. He died May 5, 1821. He was born in Corsica, and always loved to play games like “Soldier” with broomsticks and things. He always insisted on being General.

    His parents sent him to a French Military school, where his French classmates viewed him as a Corsican savage. He emerged as a French artillery officer, and was put on garrison. (Garrison is defending a city or region). He rose to prominence as a General of the French Revolution, leading successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions against France. In 1799, Napoleon signed a coup d’état and installed himself as the First Consul; five years later he crowned himself Emperor of the French. In the First decade of the nineteenth century, he turned the armies of France against almost every major European Power, dominating Continental Europe through a lengthy streak of military victories—epitomized through battles such as Austerlitz and Friedland—and the formation of extensive alliance systems, appointing close friends and family members as monarchs and government figures of French-dominated states.

    Here are 5 video Documentaries to explain the rest of Napoleon. After the videos, there will be pictures and maps explaining more abut Napoleon and what he looked like, and the boundaries of the Huge French Empire.

    Waterloo-1/5

    Waterloo-2/5

    Waterloo-3/5

    Waterloo-4/5

    Waterloo-5/5

    Here are some pictures, maps, and images of Napoleon and his Empire.

    Allright, Allright, I’m kidding…. Now I’ll be serious
    Napoleon in his Study

    Napoleon’s Empire

    Click on the image to make it bigger
    Napoleon on Horse #1

    Napoleon on horse #2

    This is Corsica

    Some Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes:

    A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    A Constitution should be short and obscure.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    A leader is a dealer in hope.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    A picture is worth a thousand words.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    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.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    A true man hates no one.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Ability is nothing without opportunity.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    All religions have been made by men.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    An army marches on its stomach.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    England is a nation of shopkeepers.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    France has more need of me than I have need of France.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    History is a set of lies agreed upon.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    I have only one counsel for you – be master.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    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.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    I made all my generals out of mud.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Imagination rules the world.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    It is the cause and not the death that makes the martyr.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Let the path be open to talent.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Medicines are only fit for old people.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Men take only their needs into consideration – never their abilities.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Respect the burden.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The army is the true nobility of our country.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The French complain of everything, and always.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one’s designs to one’s means.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The human race is governed by its imagination.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    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.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Victory belongs to the most persevering.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    War is the business of barbarians.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    What is history but a fable agreed upon?
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
    -Napoleon Bonaparte

    Scott

    Sources:

  • Every Wikipedia Page that has to do with Napoleon
  • The Age of Napoleon by J. Christopher Herold
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    4 Responses

    1. Herbert Benton Connor from Oakland is related to Napoleon Bonaparte. To be exact, Napoleon’s brother.

      Herbert Connor’s ancestors:
      Caroline Charlotte Bonaparte Delafolie (the daughter of Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother.)
      Thomas Hart Benton
      Susie Fontaine Benton
      Herbert Benton Connor (1911-1995)

      Connor has no immediate family and he never tells his age to anybody and after his death, he was 83 years of age at his death.

    2. HA HA HA NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

      DeiShannynn Crosbee

    3. My family actually owns a shield and two swords that were owned by Napoleon Bonaparte himself. I posted some close up photos and a short video on my blog in case you’re interested. Take care – Bob
      Scott: COOL! I’ll be checking that out!

    4. Napoleon sufria de emorroides severas no ubiera sido posible que montara a caballo

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