He who fears losing his reputation is sure to lose it.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French emperor, military leader
Letter to the Executive Directory (16 Apr. 1797)

The Bonaparte Letters and Despatches, Vol II (1846), p. 299 "The Third Plan": "But he who fears to lose his glory is sure to lose it."

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