The Age of Napoleon

I've already read this book, and I'm revisiting it again.

Two quotes by Napoleon do stand out, and might come up in the context of this project:
"In my youth, I had illusions. I got rid of them fast."
"Among so many conflicting ideas and so many differing perspectives, the honest man is confused and distressed and the skeptic becomes wicked...Since one must take sides, one might as well choose the side which is victorious, the side which devastates, loots and burns. Considering the alternative, it is better to eat than to be eaten."