"In Italy, I realized I was a superior being,
and conceived the ambition of performing great things."
Napoleon adalah salah satu jenderal terbesar dalam sejarah. Seorang genius, workaholic, tidur hanya 4 jam sehari, dan punya ambisi yang tak terbatas. Umur 16 tahun, ia sudah menjadi tentara Prancis berpangkat letnan.
Umur 24 ide geniusnya membuat Prancis berhasil mengusir armada Inggris dari Toulon. Umur 27 tahun, ia sudah jadi pemimpin dari seluruh pasukan Prancis di Italia. Dan di umurnya yang ke-30, Napoleon praktis sudah jadi penguasa tunggal di seluruh Prancis.
Dan dia lalu ingin menguasai seluruh Eropa, dan lalu, seluruh dunia..
The word ‘impossible’ is not in my dictionary
Imagination rules the world.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire.
An army marches on its stomach.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
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.
All men are equal before God: wisdom, talents, and virtue,
are the only difference between them.
Great men are like meteors, which shine and consume themselves
to enlighten the earth.
To have a right estimate of a man’s character, we must see him in misfortune.
To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man;
to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
He who is unmoved by tears has no heart.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious,
than to be able to decide.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
The best cure for the body, is a quiet mind.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at,
and who steals what is most precious to men: Time.
Battle of the Nile, 1-2 Agustus 1798
Siapa sih, Napoleon?