Napoleon on Violence and Making an Empire that Lasts

Here is some wisdom from Napoleon:

The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of force to create anything durable. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I myself have founded empires; but upon what did those creations of our genius depend? They depended upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love and to this very day millions would die for him.

Reprinted in The Reporter, Vol.2, No. 16, February 15, 1944