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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5978
AUTHOR:Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)
QUOTATION:  To the very last, he [Napoleon] had a kind of idea; that, namely, of la carrière ouverte aux talents,—the tools to him that can handle them. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
 
Note 1.
Carlyle in his essay on Mirabeau, 1837, quotes this from a “New England book.” [back]
 

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