Big Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
Sunday, May 4, 2008
What is Greatness?
This is what Bonaparte had to say on it:
Great men are those who can subdue both good luck and fortune.
Somehow the above quote doesn't quite capture the meaning I'm looking for. But this one does,
I used to say of him [Napoleon] that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men.--Duke of Wellington
This is something that is much beyond excellence in whatever pursuit you're engaged in. This has got more to do with what you are inside out. In this situation, it seems much related to the Man that Napolean was. But this is still too vague to be of any use.