Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Napoleon I (17691821)
Even in war moral power is to physical as three parts out of four.
Attributed to NAPOLEON.Maturin M. Ballou, Treasury of Thought, p. 407 (1899). Unverified.
A handwritten note in Congressional Research Service files says that the War Department Library had searched many times without success for a different version: Morale is to material as is the ratio of three to one.