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Answered 2011-02-05 22:32:13

I think maybe Napolean said it. To paraphrase "In this life we are either kings or pawns; emporers or fools."

You either make history or become part of it. You lead or you follow. You have the power or you don't.

On the discussion page I added my comments and wrote more about this subject. I will add, in case people do not look at the discussion page, that in Alexander Dumas' book "The Count of Monte Cristo", he had his character Napolean say the phrase to Dumas' lead character, Edmond, when he was on Elba. Most people know Alexander Dumas by his book "The Three Musketeers".

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