What follows is an analysis of Napoleon as an individual in history; particular attention is paid to Napoleon's role as emperor and the abilities that allowed him to accomplish his fantastic achievements. Image of an EmperorNapoleon's story has a fairy tale quality, but instead of rags to riches it is immigrant to Emperor. What follows is an analysis of Napoleon as an individual in history; particular attention is paid to Napoleon's role as emperor and the abilities that allowed him to accomplish his fantastic achievements,"Even when I am gone, I shall remain in people's minds the star of their rights, my name will be the war cry of their efforts, the motto of their hopes. Having entered into a life of action, he still remained a thinker.
This is the only way to become a great general and master the secrets of the art of war. How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death.
Two armies are two bodies which meet and try to frighten each other. I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire. The secret of war lies in the communications.
To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war.
The moral is to the physical as three to one. Victory belongs to the most persevering. The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided.
It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny. Every soldier carries a marshal's baton in his pack.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannonshots. Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
An army marches on its stomach. You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. In war there is but one favorable moment; the great art is to seize it!
One bad general is worth two good ones. Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. There are certain things in war of which the commander alone comprehends the importance. Nothing but his superior firmness and ability can subdue and surmount all difficulties.
He that makes war without many mistakes has not made war very long.
The most important qualification of a soldier is fortitude under fatigue and privation. Courage is only second; hardship, poverty and want are the best school for a soldier.
In time of revolution, with perseverance and courage, a soldier should think nothing impossible. God is on the side with the best artillery An army's effectiveness depends on its size, training, experience, and morale, and morale is worth more than any of the other factors combined.
Between a battle lost and a battle won, the distance is immense and there stand empires. If you had seen one day of war, you would pray to God that you would never see another.
In war, three-quarters turns on personal character and relations; the balance of manpower and materials counts only for the remaining quarter. Strategy is the art of making use of time and space.
I am less concerned about the later than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never. Courage is like love: It would be a joke if the conduct of the victor had to be justified to the vanquished.
In war, as in politics, no evil - even if it is permissible under the rules - is excusable unless it is absolutely necessary.
Everything beyond that is a crime. Remembergentlemen, what a Roman emperor said:Napoleon Bonaparte and his French troops invaded Egypt in In Egypt, he aggressively courted the Muslim population, saying to one imam: “Glory to Allah! There is no other God but Allah; Muhammad is his prophet, and I am one of his friends.
Napoleon's story has a fairy tale quality, but instead of rags to riches it is immigrant to Emperor. What follows is an analysis of Napoleon as an individual in history; particular attention is paid to Napoleon's role as emperor and the abilities that allowed him to accomplish his fantastic achievements.
Napoleon was a complex and contradictory character, a challenge for us to understand, despite hundreds of studies over the years since his defeat at Waterloo. He had outstanding ability as a General; often his mere presence amongst the troops seemed to ensure victory.
With the House of Bonaparte "Emperors of the French" ruled in 19th century France, between and , again in and between and After Clovis's death, his kingdom was divided among his four sons, who took up residences in different cities.
The number and extent of the parts of the. Napoleon's maternal grandmother had married into the Swiss Fesch family in her second marriage, and Napoleon's uncle, the later cardinal Joseph Fesch, would fulfill the role as protector of the Bonaparte family for some years.
On 4 Jun , because of his courage and abilities, Bonaparte created the Guides and made Bessieres their commander. The Guides was the unit that Napoleon would use as the foundation to build his famous Imperial Guard.