Deism is the belief that a higher power
created the world, but that God will
not interfere with natural law or
perform miracles, and that people
should rely on logic and reason instead
of religious traditions based on writings
in a book. Famous deists from history
include Napoleon Bonaparte, Benjamin
Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Source
Happy 273rd Birthday to Thomas Jefferson!
Here are some of his most notable quotations:
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.“
“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.”
“He who knows best knows how little he knows.”
“On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
“Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.”
“Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful. Man has no nobler or more valuable possession than time.”
Napoleon’s nickname of ‘le petit caporal’ added to the confusion because some mistakenly interpret 'petit’ as meaning 'small,’ but it was used as an affectionate term regarding his camaraderie with ordinary soldiers.
He also surrounded himself with the soldiers of his elite guard, who were required to be at least 6 feet tall, which made him look a lot smaller.
The Mongolian Empire is perhaps the most underrated of them all. Ironic since at its hights it controlled more land than Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Adolf Hitler combined. They were predominantly a nomadic horse warrior people, able to ride for days and outwit, out maneuver, and out survive their enemies. Brutal and effective in battle with enemies, but magnanimous in peace with friends, as it should be.
Napoleon commissioned Captain Charles Barbier to develop a system his soldiers could use to communicate silently in the dark. It was called ‘Night Writing,’ and was later taught to a blind student named Louis Braille. Source
napoleon. 26. france. 2 months strong with my girl jo <3 #FreeCorsica. Goodbye ‘95, 1796 is the year I take this country by STORM !!! haha. not a royalist, but i’d love to try a crown on someday ! #justkidding