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Quotation by Guillaume-Prosper Barante, Baron De
Napoleon never wished to be justified. He killed his enemy according to Corsican traditions [le droit corse] and if he sometimes regretted his mistake, he never understood that it had been a crime.
Guillaume-Prosper, Baron De Barante (1782–1866), French diplomat. Souvenirs, vol. 7 (1865).
Of the execution of the Duc d'Enghien, 1804.
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