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Page 148 - I am satisfied that such a course is the best one for as to pursue, as by so doing we shall gain the good will of all parties, and thus secure a permanent victory. Most conquerors have incurred the hatred of mankind by their cruelties, and have all, in consequence of the enmity they have thus awakened, been prevented from long enjoying their power. Sylla was an exception ; but his example of successful cruelty I have no disposition to imitate. I will conquer after a new fashion, and fortify myself...