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During the campaign in Poland, Napoleon took up his quarters in a country house where some of the officers of a captured Russian company were brought before him.

Their attitude to their conqueror was anything but humble, and one took the opportunity of saying that the Russian was superior to the Frenchman in every way.

"We Russians fight for honor; you French fight only for gain!"

"You are quite right," replied the emperor. "Each fights for that which he does not possess ..."

-----------------A Final Thought ...

"A Constitution should be short and obscure."

- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general, emperor