Napoleon Bonaparte – The Little Corporal

The Little Corporal was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. He was a French military and political leader who became the first emperor of France. He gained position into the world map during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. He was a very intelligent person and was very prudent. He set many good examples for the mankind and taught many life lessons.

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of a fool”. Who doesn’t know this famous quote by Napoleon Bonaparte?

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Once a palmist saw Napoleon’s hand and he found that Napoleon had a missing fate line and warned him about the ill-fates, failures to come in future. He also predicted that Napoleon would suffer strings of misfortune. Napoleon lacerated his palm with his sword and created a well-defined line. He bore very faint palm lines but then conquered the invincible which in retrospect teach humanity a wonderful lesson. Confidence and will plot with universe against fate.

Here’s the another quote of his:

“There is no man more pusillanimous than I when I am planning a campaign. I purposely exaggerate all the dangers and all the calamities that the circumstances make possible. I am in a thoroughly painful state of agitation. This does not keep me from looking quite serene in front of my entourage; I am like an unmarried girl laboring with a child.”

Pusillanimous means timid which he was surely not. He was always a pillar of strength and calm! He was also afraid and nervous about going into wars like a normal person. He wasn’t insane – he understood the risks. He knew his own person, his troops and the people of France were all dependent on him. However, he managed to keep his fears and all the secrets private. He was in complete control of himself and knew exactly what he was doing. Would we follow someone into battle if we thought they weren’t sure of what they were doing? He proved his own words all correct that “A leader is a dealer in hope.”

He also said, “Imagination rules the world.”

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Our imagination shapes how we interact with the world around us. Humankind has achieved remarkable feats of creativity using the power of the imagination. If a man develops his mind to see the benefits in each scenario he encounters, he can overcome incredible odds. However, another man in a similar situation will instead remain stagnated. We should harness the power of our imagination to cultivate positive mental images which in future helps us to accomplish what we desire for in life. Visualize the end result and conjure up the emotions you believe you will feel when achieving your goal. This imagination of ours let us rule the world in a way which is better.

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