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Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (1777 - 1844) proposing a toast to Napoleon Bonaparte at a literary banquet:

"Gentlemen, you must not mistake me. I admit that he is the sworn foe of our nation, and, if you will, of the whole human race. But, gentlemen, we must be just to our enemy. We must not forget that he once shot a bookseller."

Pity he missed Amazon!

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It has all the time been

It has all the time been like this.People who live by the sword don't like those who live by the pen.

And it's normal since they  bear diametrally opposite ideas.


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I don't think Napoleon ever gave the pen a chance to be 'mighter than the sword', Hammoudi.