This Napoleon maxim really hits home with me. It explains why so many of the paintings he commissioned were so over the top.
A maxim is a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits.
I have a fabulous book of Napoleon's maxims which was published in English and French in 1906.
It is chock full of some of his amazing quotes.
I try not to judge him when I read:
"We must not talk Latin to women."