In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake. Napoleon Bonap
I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me.
To listen to the interests of all marks an ordinary government; to foresee them marks a great government.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet. Napoleon Bonapart
My star was fading, I felt the reins slipping out of my grasp, and could do nothing to stop it.