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"The most honorable and useful occupation for nations is to contribute to the extension of human knowledge. The true power of the French Republic should consist henceforth in allowing no single new idea to escape its embrace."
Napoleon, accepting membership in the National Institute of Sciences and Arts, Paris, 1797.
"I shall burn the towns and villages where a single Frenchman is assassinated … [and] I will burn the houses which gave refuge to the assassins."