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The Emperor Napoleon in his study at the Tuileries by Jacques-Louis David (1812)

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Quotes of the Day for 15 August 2001 – Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was born at Ajaccio, Corsica on this day in 1769. He fought a lot of battles, some brilliantly and others disastrously, and was twice emperor of France - and banished to an island after each time. Here are a few quotes from one of the most famous soldiers of all time.

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The quotes:

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

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.

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

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

An army marches on its stomach.
     All from Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 - 1821


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