Quotes of the Day for 15 August 2008 – 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.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
An army marches on its stomach.
Circumstances - what are circumstances? I make circumstances.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Men, in general, are but great children.
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
We must laugh at man, to avoid crying for him.
- All from Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 - 1821
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