NAPOLEON’S FAVORITE MAXIMS
The following are some of Napoleon's maxims, iakt n from M. A L. Fisher's • Napoleon,' in the Home University Library : Unity of command is a. first necessity of war. The heart of a. stateman should he in his head. Bleeding enters into the combinations of political medicine. The first quality of a commander-in-chief is a cool head. When a king is said to he a kind man, the- reign is a failure. He lie# too much. One may very well lie .sometimes, but always is too much. Love is the occupation of the idle man, the distraction of the warn' or, the? sturah. ling-block of the sovereign. Heart! How do you know what your heart is ? 11 is a hit of you crossed by a big vein in which the blood goes quicker when you run. The vice of our modern institutions is that they have nothing which appeals to the imngins!ion. Man can only ho governed through imagination. Without it he is a brute. High, tragedy is the school of great men, 31 is the duly of sovereigns to encourage# and spread it. Tragedy warms the soul, raises tha heart, ran and ought to create heroes. A groat, captain ought to say to -himself several times a, day : If the enernv appear on my front, my rigid, or my left, what should I do'.' If be finds himself embarrassed he is ill posted.
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NAPOLEON’S FAVORITE MAXIMS, Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915