A Gentleman at Paris

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Full Size At Cardinal Caprara's

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Napoleon Bonaparte 1810 -- Painting by Leroux

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Cardinal Fesch

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Pauline Bonaparte

A stranger to remorse and repentance,

as well as to honour

Accused of fanaticism, because she

refused to cohabit with him

All his creditors, denounced and


All priests are to be proscribed as


As everywhere else, supported injustice

by violence

As confident and obstinate as ignorant

Bestowing on the Almighty the passions

of mortals

Bonaparte and his wife go now every

morning to hear Mass

Bonaparte dreads more the liberty of

the Press than all other


Bow to their charlatanism as if it was


Cannot be expressed, and if expressed,

would not be believed

Chevalier of the Guillotine: Toureaux

Complacency which may be felt, but

ought never to be published

Country where power forces the law to

lie dormant

Distinguished for their piety or

rewarded for their flattery

Easy to give places to men to whom

Nature has refused parts

Encounter with dignity and self-command

unbecoming provocations

Error to admit any neutrality at all

Expeditious justice, as it is called


Extravagances of a head filled with


Feeling, however, the want of

consolation in their misfortunes

Forced military men to kneel before


French Revolution was fostered by

robbery and murder

Future effects dreaded from its past


General who is too fond of his life

ought never to enter a camp

Generals of Cabinets are often

indifferent captains in the field

God is only the invention of fear

Gold, changes black to white, guilt to


Hail their sophistry and imposture as


He was too honest to judge soundly and

to act rightly

Her present Serene Idiot, as she styles

the Prince Borghese

Hero of great ambition and small

capacity: La Fayette

How many reputations are gained by an

impudent assurance

How much people talk about what they do

not comprehend

If Bonaparte is fond of flattery__pays

for it like a real Emperor

Indifference about futurity

Indifference of the French people to

all religion

Invention of new tortures and improved


Irresolution and weakness in a

commander operate the same

Its pretensions rose in proportion to

the condescensions

Jealous of his wife as a lover of his


Justice is invoked in vain when the

criminal is powerful

Labour as much as possible in the dark

Love of life increase in proportion as

its real value diminishes

Marble lives longer than man

May change his habitations six times in

the month__yet be home

Men and women, old men and children are

no more

Military diplomacy

Misfortunes and proscription would not

only inspire courage

More vain than ambitious

My maid always sleeps with me when my

husband is absent

My means were the boundaries of my


Napoleon invasion of States of the

American Commonwealth

Nature has destined him to obey, and

not to govern

Not suspected of any vices, but all his

virtues are negative

Not only portable guillotines, but

portable Jacobin clubs

Nothing was decided, though nothing was


Now that she is old (as is generally

the case), turned devotee

One of the negative accomplices of the


Opinion almost constitutes half the

strength of armies

Prelate on whom Bonaparte intends to

confer the Roman tiara

Prepared to become your victim, but not

your accomplice

Presumptuous charlatan

Pretensions or passions of upstart


Pride of an insupportable and

outrageous ambition

Procure him after a useless life, a

glorious death

Promises of impostors or fools to

delude the ignorant

Prudence without weakness, and with

firmness without obstinacy

Saints supplied her with a finger, a

toe, or some other parts

Salaries as the men, under the name of


Satisfying himself with keeping three

mistresses only

Should our system of cringing continue


Sold cats' meat and tripe in the

streets of Rome

Step is but short from superstition to


Sufferings of individuals, he said, are


Suspicion and tyranny are inseparable


Suspicion is evidence

They will create some quarrel to

destroy you

They ought to be just before they are


This is the age of upstarts," said


Thought at least extraordinary, even by

our friends

Thought himself eloquent when only

insolent or impertinent

Two hundred and twenty thousand

prostitute licenses

Under the notion of being frank, are


United States will be exposed to

Napoleon's outrages

Usurped the easy direction of ignorance

Vices or virtues of all civilized

nations are relatively the same

Want is the parent of industry

We are tired of everything, even of our


Were my generals as great fools as some

of my Ministers

Which crime in power has interest to

render impenetrable

Who complains is shot as a conspirator

With us, unfortunately, suspicion is

the same as conviction

Would cease to rule the day he became


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