In politics evils should be remedied not revenged.
Napoléon III, Des Idées napoléoniennes, edited by Henri Colburn, London (1839), chapter 3, p. 39: En politique il faut guérir les maux, jamais les venger.
Usually, it is man who attacks; as for me, I defend myself, and I often capitulate.Napoleon Iii
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historical facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.Napoleon Iii
Napoleonic Ideas (1839)Napoleon Iii