The wicked usually seem to, while the striving righteous do not.
Quotes[ edit ] Send me francs; that sum will enable me to go to Paris.
There, at least, one can cut a figure and surmount obstacles. Everything tells me I shall succeed. Will you prevent me from doing so for the want of crowns?
With Explanatory Notes edited by D. Your portrait and the remembrance of last night's delirium have robbed my senses of repose. Sweet and incomparable Josephine, what an extraordinary influence you have over my heart. Do I see you sad? Are you ill at ease? My soul is broken with grief, and there is no rest for your lover.
The man of ability takes advantage of everything and neglects nothing that can give him a chance of success ; whilst the less able man sometimes loses everything by neglecting a single one of those chances.
Speech to his troops in Egypt 21 July Variant translation: I am only at the beginning of the course I must run. Do you imagine that I triumph in Italy in order to aggrandise the pack of lawyers who form the Directory, and men like Carnot and Barras?
But those Paris lawyers who have got into the Directory understand nothing of government. They are poor creatures. I am going to see what they want to do at Rastadt; but I doubt much that we shall understand each other, or long agree together. They are jealous of me, I know, and notwithstanding all their flattery, I am not their dupe; they fear more than they love me.
They were in a great hurry to make me General of the army of England, so that they might get me out of Italy, where I am the master, and am more of a sovereign than commander of an army. They will see how things go on when I am not there. I am leaving Berthierbut he is not fit for the chief command, and, I predict, will only make blunders.
As for myself, my dear Miot, I may inform you, I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. I have made up my mind, if I cannot be master I shall leave France; I do not choose to have done so much for her and then hand her over to lawyers.
It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to tortureproduces nothing worthwhile. The poor wretches say anything that comes into their mind and what they think the interrogator wishes to know.
Statement as quoted in The Mind of Napoleon by J. Christopher Herold From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step. There is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
The word impossible is not French. You write to me that it is impossible; the word is not French. Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Original Source If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre mindsBLUFFTON, S.C. — Donald Trump said Wednesday that he supports waterboarding and similar interrogation techniques because "torture works" in the questioning of terrorists.
CIA made doctors torture suspected terrorists after 9/11, taskforce finds Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes. When the Abu Ghraib torture scandal broke in April , Americans and the rest of the world were stunned.
President George W. Bush condemned the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers and blamed it on a few bad apples who, he said, had "dishonored our country and disregarded our values.".
Memoirs of Napoleon was published in 10 volumes () by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne who from to had been a private secretary to Napoleon.. Immortality is the best recollection one leaves. Kiss the feet of Popes provided their hands are tied.
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