Saturday, May 5, 2012

After he is forgotten, his obscurity will live on


Napoleon Bonaparte died on this day in 1821.

"I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world," he said, "and yet they lay their hands on everything they can get."

And this, by Napoleon, is surely one of the greatest quips ever uttered:

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."