“How many errors…”

“How many errors did not Murat commit in order to establish his headquarters in some château where he knew there were pretty women! He had to have women about him every day, and for that reason I tolerated the practice of allowing generals to have each a disreputable female attached to him.”

-Napoleon Bonaparte, to General Gourgaud, on Saint Helena

Source: Talks of Napoleon at St. Helena with General Baron Gourgaud, translated by Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer; Chicago (A.C. McClurg & Co.), 1904, pg 221.

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