I used to love to read about Napoleon Bonaparte when I was younger, I read some books and watched documentaries about his life, etc. I recently started to dig out some old stuff and started remembering quotes and things I liked about him.
There is this quote which I loved and it was tied to an example, yet I couldn't find anything on Wikiquote.
For as I remember he once said:
Power lies in the essence of power.
For he (Couldn't find this either) used to fake out the number of his army (I think he doubled the numbers or something like that), just to scare the (possible) enemy.