Those who failed to oppose me, who readily agreed with me, accepted all my views, and yielded easily to my opinions, were those who did me the most injury, and were my worst enemies, because, by surrendering to me so easily, they encouraged me to go too far... I was then too powerful for any man, except myself, to injure me. -Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France
And injure himself he did ultimately, by taking on a failure as a project at the end. Trying to rally once more when had he the child's toy the Magic Eight Ball to consult, he would have read " ALL SIGNS POINT TO NO." Of course, hind sight is always 20-20.
Lacking that device ( and I am kidding here) he failed miserably and we know the result.
But take what he said and apply it to every day. If no one says "no", if no one disagrees with us, if no one will point out errors and fallacies, then where are we at the crunch? Sometimes flat on our backs and out for the count. People disagreeing with us is by and large no insult to our intellect. It is a help- and another point of view that would many times benefit us to take into account before we take a big step or commit ourselves to an action or plan.
Just 'rambling on' guys. Saw the quote and thought it was cool.