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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:202
AUTHOR:Napoleon I (1769–1821)
QUOTATION:If I were an Englishman, I should esteem the man who advised a war with China to be the greatest living enemy of my country. You would be beaten in the end, and perhaps a revolution in India would follow.
ATTRIBUTION:NAPOLEON.—Unverified except for its publication in The Mind of Napoleon, ed. and trans. J. Christopher Herold, p. 249 (1955). In this source the words above were from a conversation, reported in English, in 1817.
SUBJECTS:China
 
 
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