The Personality of Napoleon

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1912 - 383 strán (strany)
 

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Strana 275 - YESTERDAY This Day's Madness did prepare; TO-MORROW'S Silence, Triumph, or Despair: Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
Strana 179 - The nature of man is intricate, the objects of society are of the greatest possible complexity, and therefore no simple disposition or direction of power can be suitable either to man's nature or to the quality of his affairs.
Strana 272 - ... or by the nature of things. His birth, and the history of his life ; the profundity of his doctrine, which grapples the mightiest difficulties, and which is of those difficulties, the most admirable solution ; his Gospel, his apparition, his empire, his march across the ages and the realms...
Strana 77 - The East bow'd low before the blast In patient, deep disdain; She let the legions thunder past, And plunged in thought again.
Strana 23 - It's like fire ; it burns my poor heart. My only Josephine, away from you, there is no happiness; away from you, the world is a desert in which I stand alone, with no chance of tasting the delicious joy of pouring out my heart. You have robbed me of more than my soul ; you are the sole thought of my life.
Strana 43 - ... the art of conciliating the soldiery, and who possesses the true spirit of command, shall draw the eyes of all men upon himself. Armies will obey him on his personal account. There is no other way of securing military obedience in this state of things. But the moment in which that event shall happen, the person who really commands the army is your master ; the master (that is little) of your king, the master of your Assembly, the master of your whole republic.

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