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Napoléon Bonaparte Quote

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“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” —Napoléon Bonaparte

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18 Comments on Napoléon Bonaparte Quote

  • Ruthie says:
    February 11, 2019 at 10:24 PM

    I could agree. In a sense they are lies on the perspective of the opposite party. They are the truth on the perspective of the other.

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  • Wendy says:
    February 11, 2019 at 10:16 PM

    There’s a lot historical inaccuracies in our history books it’s hard to fault this quote. Napoleon is my muse 🙂

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  • Bonny says:
    February 11, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    This is a witty yet insightful quote. The winner always decides what history says.

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  • David Mureithi says:
    February 11, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    There is some truth in that quote. Though the quote is a bit confusing.

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  • thewanderrunner says:
    February 11, 2019 at 6:48 AM

    I would disagree in this and I guess we all have our own opinion.But not all history are lies.

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  • chetodwin says:
    February 11, 2019 at 5:44 AM

    This post is interesting, but I beg to disagree a little bit. In any case, history is a chronological detail of events that have happened over time. How can a documentation of someones life be a bunch of lies agreed upon? Even if that individual was living a lie, that remains his true history.

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  • Miaka Yuuki says:
    February 11, 2019 at 4:20 AM

    Sorry I have yo disagree with Napoleon here. I mean sure it is in human nature to lie so it is not that far fetch than some of our ancestors lie as well. However, to say that all of history is just that is just a lack of insight to me.

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  • Obalade Damilola says:
    February 11, 2019 at 3:30 AM

    This is interesting..so history is a whole load of hogwash..I’m gobsmacked

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  • Paulene Washington says:
    February 11, 2019 at 2:53 AM

    I see the logic there. Puts a lot of things in perspective. Thanks for sharing

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  • Paulene Washington says:
    February 11, 2019 at 2:51 AM

    I see the logic there. Puts a lot of things in perspective.

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  • Grace K says:
    February 11, 2019 at 1:29 AM

    Well said. especially where it says “well agreed.” Sometimes we just believe what has been documented as history.

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  • Maury Cheskes says:
    February 10, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Pretty blatant statement. I’d like to think some history is factual, but there is definitely some that has been misconstrued over time.

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  • Danielle M says:
    February 10, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    I guess we never get the full vertion of the history, and the existent vertions can be subjective. But still, we need history to make detitions and take a direction.

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  • brainedet says:
    February 10, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    I will have to agree a bit as most times there’s no evidence or good records in place to back up histories so as such some might be mere fiction.

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  • esgyll says:
    February 10, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    I agree wholeheartedly with this quote. History as a whole is remembered by a lot of people who are made to believe what the victors want them to believe.

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  • photography1257 says:
    February 10, 2019 at 2:10 AM

    Ain’t that the truth! History is made by the victors as they say.

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  • Rizzee Cerdeñola says:
    February 10, 2019 at 1:53 AM

    Proving history is too hard specially without evidences and artifacts. It is true somehow that we just agree to it whether it is a lie.

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  • jolly555 says:
    February 10, 2019 at 1:37 AM

    Well, we can’t be too sure of some histories since we were not opportune to be there. So plus or minus some tiny bits of lies might be infused into it too.

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