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Charles James Napier (1782 – 1853)

British general and Commander-in-Chief in India.
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Charles James Napier
The human mind is never better disposed to gratitude and attachment than when softened by fear.
Napier quotes
You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.
The best way to quiet a country is a good thrashing, followed by great kindness afterwards. Even the wildest chaps are thus tamed.

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