Do you know, Fontanes, what most amazes me in the world?  The inability of force to maintain anything at all.  There are only two powers in the world: the sword and the mind.  In the long run, the sword is always defeated by the mind.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French emperor, military leader
(Attributed)

In Albert Camus, November 1939, Notebooks: 1935-1942 [tr. Thody (1963)]

Added on 21-Apr-10 | Last updated 21-Apr-10
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