Village: The Village Inn

Discussing quote:

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.

Started by wlhogan avatar wlhogan

I have seen several different variations of this quotation. Did he say it several times in different ways, or is it reported differently by different people? Or did Napoleon even say it, or something close to it? I have read quotations from his earlier life in which he dismisses religion in general and Christ in particular.