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The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1864., [Electronic resource], Napoleon's Judgment on men and things. (search)
genius. With Lannes courage at first carried it over the mind. But his mind rose every day to regain the equilibrium. He possessed superior ability when he perished. I took him a pigmy; when I lost him he was a giant. Speaking of bravery, courage, the Emperor said: There is not one of my Generals whose draft, as I call it, is not known to me. Some go in up to their waist; others to the chin; and some plunge in overhead. But the fast, I assure you are very few in number. Massena was a very superior general, who, by a singular gift, only possessed the desired equilibrium at the time of danger. It grew on him in the midst of danger and fire. The responsibility of a general in chief is not covered by an order from a minister, or from a prince who is not present on the field of operations, and who knows but imperfectly, or even does not know at all, the last state of things. 1st. Every general who undertakes to execute a plan which he considers bad or di
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