What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)
Contributed by: Zaady
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
My mind is a chest of drawers. When I wish to deal with a subject, I shut all the drawers but the one in which the subject is to be found. When I am wearied, I shut all the drawers and go to sleep.
Courage is like love - it must have hope to nourish it.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
A resolute determination is the truest wisdom.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Source: quoted in Representative Men, 1850
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
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