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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1213
AUTHOR:Napoleon I (1769–1821)
QUOTATION:Even in war moral power is to physical as three parts out of four.
ATTRIBUTION: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.”
SUBJECTS:Morality
 
 
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