“the Best Way to Keep Ones Word is Not to Give It.” Napoleon Bonaparte [1200×640]

“the Best Way to Keep Ones Word is Not to Give It.” Napoleon Bonaparte [1200×640]
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  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    manachar

    Hot damn, he actually said this! It was collected in *Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)*. Even more impressive, this is actually a painting of him too -- Napoléon premier consul by François Gérard, 1803
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    Train0Thought

    Ignorance is bliss and in the morning I'll still be drunk.
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    AHCretin

    This is the best thing I've seen in here in quite a while. Thanks!
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    StarMarch

    Even better is to give it very sparingly. People don't notice promises until they are said, so it is best to make sure you can keep those few promises you make. That way, whenever you utter those magic words, "I promise," they actually start to mean something.
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    G-42

    This one's going on the wall.
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    anonpurpose

    What's the safest way to ski? Don't ski.
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    bobknarwhal

    Why is David Cameron dressed as Napoleon?
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    reddickgray1654

    Or to give it up then take it right back am I right
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    Nothing_is_serious

    Outstanding move
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    RedditStoleMyUID

    Is there a word for it? Non-committal? It's suicidal in quite a few cases. As with most of the quotes, choose the right scenario before thinking that Napoleon did it, so can I.
  • Posted: June 22, 2019 05:39

    Xywzel

    Is this a quirk of translation (Napoleon would likely have said it in French) or is there actually small meaning difference with what was said and what the emphasis implies? Think of the difference between "*The best way* to keep one's word *is not* to give it." and "The best way to keep once word is *to not give it.*" So did he actually mean "There is a best way to keep one's word, and it is something else than to give it"?