Napoleon on Genius
rules the world.
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.
first method is that of a schemer and leads only to mediocre
results; the other method is the path of genius and changes
the face of the world.
when I am gone, I shall remain in people's minds the star
of their rights, my name will be the war cry of their
efforts, the motto of their hopes.
of genius are meteors, intended to burn to light their
is the midwife of genius.
is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
herd seek out the great, not for their sake, but for their
influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or