In war, three quarters turns on personal character and relations; the balance of manpower and materials counts only for the remaining quarter.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French emperor, military leader
Observations sur les affaires d’Espagne (27 Aug 1808)

Also translated: "In war, moral considerations make up three-quarters of the game; the relative balance of manpower accounts only for the remaining quarter." "Even in war moral power is to physical as three parts out of four." “Morale is to material as is the ratio of three to one.”

Added on 12-Oct-07 | Last updated 12-Oct-07
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