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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 2004 – Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was born on this day in 1769 at Ajaccio, Corsica. A short man with grand vision, he is often quoted on military strategy despite disastrous battles at Moscow and Waterloo, and quoted on politics despite having been deposed and exiled twice. Here are a few quotes from one of the most famous soldiers of all time.

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The quotes:

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

Every soldier carries a marshall's baton in his pack.

Give me enough medals, and I'll win any war.

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.

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

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
     - All from Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 - 1821

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