Napoleon wisdom, three

Once Napoleon said: “Nothing can be absolute in war.” Is anything absolute in life, except death? Napoleon, the indisputable General and Emperor, warned that cooperation is essential to reach victory. An absolutist leader may be a weak general in the battlefield. Our name, power and posture are not enough to defeat the enemy and we cannot take victory for granted. Some philosophers say the absolute belongs to God, men shall never reach that level. Napoleon message means respect and precaution. Sometimes, acting alone can be the ticket to failure and defeat. Even Napoleon recognized the importance of collective efforts, knowing that the outcome of the battle is the result of team work. In his battlefield¬†essence, Napoleon was not an absolutist.

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