Quotation by Norman Mailer

Like all men who are Napoleonic in their ambitions ... he has instincts about the nature of growth, a lover's sense of the moment of crisis, and he knew ... how costly is defeat when it is not soothed by greater consciousness, and how wasteful is the profit of victory when there is not the courage to employ it.
Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Narrator, "Advertisements for Myself on the Way Out," Advertisements for Myself, p. 516, Putnam's (1959).

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