Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
At least for me, I believe that one learns from one’s mistakes. And I made significant mistakes, and I learned from them.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.
But in a tournament, you can be said in for all your money at any point so you can’t make any mistakes so you have to, it’s all about where you’re sitting at the table.
I would say that the study of history is that which gives man the greatest optimism, for if man were not destined by his Maker to go on until the Kingdom of Heaven is attained, man would have been extinguished long ago by reason of all man’s mistakes and frailties.