WORLD FUTURE FUND
QUOTATIONS FROM NAPOLEON
A VISION OF FATE
Like many great leaders in history Napoleon saw himself as an
agent of fate.
Many people see as a turning point in western art
Classicism gives way to the Romantic Period. A ruler becomes a living god.
There are things written in the great book of destiny that must be accomplished whatever one does.
All great events hang by a single thread.I have made all the calculations: fate will do the rest.
I feel myself
driven towards an end that I do not know. As
soon as I have reached it, as soon as I shall become unnecessary, an atom will
suffice to shatter me.
All my life I have sacrificed everything - comfort, self-interest, happiness - to my destiny.
I felt that I could abandon myself to the most brilliant dreams.
I am not made for pleasure.
You can ask of me anything you wish except of my time.
THE NEED FOR DICTATORSHIP
Nothing is so important in war as an undivided command. There should be only one army conducted by one chief.
A nation must have a religion, and that religion must be under the control of the government.
consequences which have uniformly attended long discussions and councils of war
will follow at all times.
An army should have but a single line of operations which it should carefully preserve, and should abandon only when compelled by imperious circumstances.
These three things you must always keep in mind: concentration of strength, activity, and a firm resolve to perish gloriously...
Death is nothing. However, to live defeated and without glory is to die every day.