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Napoleon Bonaparte 

1769 - 1821
Napoleon was favorite subject of French Neoclassical  painters. French Neoclassism painters emphasis's patriotism, as well as a sense of civility and honorableness. The movement was particularly connected with the beliefs of the French Revolution and was seen as anti-aristocratic. French painter Jacques-Louis David was infatuated with the former grandeur of Rome and even painted stout and diminutive Napoleon as a magnificent warrior astride a white stallion. Mythology folklore, legends, and the calm grandeur of a bygone era were all favored themes for Neoclassical painters.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotations

Soldiers! Forty centuries behold you! - Napoleon Bonaparte

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

The moral is to the physical as three to one - Napoleon Bonaparte

My business is to succeed, and I’m good at it. I create my Iliad by my actions, create it day by day.--- Napoleon Bonaparte 

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

The secret of war lies in the communications - Napoleon Bonaparte 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victory belongs to the most persevering. .--- Napoleon Bonaparte 

Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind..--- Napoleon Bonaparte

It is better to have a known enemy than a forced ally -.---  Bonaparte quotation

A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him .--- Napoleon Bonaparte Quote

Ability is nothing without opportunity. .--- Napoleon 

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

Conscription is the vitality of a nation, the purification of its morality, and the real foundations off all its habits .--- 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 

To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war.-Napoleon Bonaparte 

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

Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with the Renaissance Movement rebirth, rediscovery of the classical world, City-state, Humanism, Humanist, Francesco Petrarch, Reform, The Prince, Theocracy, The Inquisition, Human Reasoning,  publication of Della Pittura, a book about the laws of mathematical perspective for artists, sfumato, chiaroscuro, linear perspectiveHeliocentric Theory, vanishing point, Savonarola, spiritually significant,  illuminated manuscriptidealized biblical themes, scriptorium, emotion, illuminator,  Age of Discovery, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world, mythology,  realistic use of colours and lightBonfire of the Vanities, Old Testament stories, ethereal and foggy backgrounds, Gospel parables, The Blackdeath, romanticized landscapes,  Christian symbolism.



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