I heard in a history lecture (I don't know who the lecturer was) the following quote about Napoleon:
Some say he's God (an angel?), some say he's the Devil, but everyone agrees he isn't mortal.
The above is not necessarily the exact words of the quote – it might have been simpler, e.g. "He was either God or the Devil, but definitely not mortal", or it might have used the word "man" instead of mortal. The exact words are immaterial, but the point was that it was discussing Napoleon's goodness and greatness – he was either very good or very bad but he was certainly exceptionally great. The contrast was made using the terminology of humans and divine beings.
I am wondering if anyone has heard such a quote before. I have not been able to find it written anywhere. Does anyone have a historical source for this?
(It is of course possible that the lecturer made it up).