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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1213
AUTHOR: Napoleon I (1769–1821)
QUOTATION: Even in war moral power is to physical as three parts out of four.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to NAPOLEON.—Maturin M. Ballou, Treasury of Thought, p. 407 (1899). Unverified.

A handwritten note in Congressional Research Service files says that the War Department Library had searched many times without success for a different version: “Morale is to material as is the ratio of three to one.”
SUBJECTS: Morality