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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.
         
   
F
Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age.

R
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
A
It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr.
N
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.
K
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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