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Earliest attribution to Napoleon has been found at: Fort Wayne Bible College Light Tower Yearbook (1956)
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Napoleon: In His Own Words (1916)
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Variant: "Ability is of little account without opportunity." - Also: "Ability is definitely of no use without opportunity." - Earliest attribution found at: "Edge-tools of speech" (Ticknor and Co., 1886) compiled by Maturin Murray Ballou, p. 1.
A similar idea was expressed by Robert Asprey in his own words in the book "The Rise Of Napoleon Bonaparte" (2000), p. 102: "Many persons go to the grave with unrecognized abilities, having failed either to find opportunity or to recognize it when it came"
Another interesting fact is that in the book "Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" (1896) by William Milligan Sloane, one of the subtitles of Chapter XXIII is "Ability and Opportunity"


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Born: August 15, 1769

Died: May 5, 1821 (aged 51)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Leader

Bio: Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.

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