Excerpt from Napoleon: The Fall
Had Napoleon never lived, had his strenuous indi viduality been substituted by a tamer tmm events, had the space in history which his vast entity dis places been filled up instead by less stirring events than' those which have signalled his career, had,the dawn of the 19th century not witnessed the exploits of one even greater than Alexander, and in short not enabled us to gauge to' what a pre-eminence - to what illimitable supremacy the human intellect can attain, what a void would have remained in history to be filled. What sterility would have existed in man's conception of human genius, of human possibilities!
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