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Napoleon Bonaparte
(1769-1821) born on
Aug 15
French soldier, emperor. He established the Napoleonic Code, 1804-10 as the French legal system; remembered for his defeat at Waterloo, 1815.
Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age.

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr.
What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck; I pray you excuse me. I have no time to listen to such nonsense.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "What A Piece of Work is Man!," by Wesley D. Camp, 1990.
R: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
A: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.

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