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  • He alone—with his ideal of glory and grandeur developed in Italy and Egypt, his insane self-adulation, his boldness in crime and frankness in lying—he alone could justify what had to be done.
  • For Russian historians, strange and terrible to say, Napoleon—that most insignificant tool of history who never anywhere, even in exile, showed human dignity—Napoleon is the object of adulation and enthusiasm; he is grand.

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  • Don’t grow dependent upon popular adulation. It comes and goes and reverses unexpectedly.
  • ...waves and waves of adulation wash his pain away.
    Michael J. Farrand  --  Gibson’s 1988 Home Run

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