26 November 2013

10 Lessons from Napoleon for Military Leaders | RallyPoint.com

If our math is correct, Napoleon would be 235 years old this coming April.  Any purveyor of military history should well regard Napoleon as one of the history's greatest military strategists.  In reverence for his contributions to modern day combat planning, we compiled our 10 favorite lessons and quotes of Napoleon.


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“Death is nothing; but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”

“I saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword.” (think of the metaphor being expressed here)

“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon.”

“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

“If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.”

“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.”

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”


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