Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less chary of the latter than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French emperor, military leader
Letter to Baron von Stein, Dammartin le St. Père (7 Jan 1814)

Alt. trans.: "One always has a chance of recovering lost ground, but lost time -- never."
Added on 18-Sep-14 | Last updated 23-Apr-19
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2 Responses to Letter to Baron von Stein, Dammartin le St. Père (7 Jan 1814)

  1. Gastone Breccia says:

    Correct date is January 7th, 1814.

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