It's easy from where you stand to judge

Charlemagne (King Charles)


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It's easy from where you stand to judge the things that I have done. But when I marched the dust of the road was in my nose and when I fought the blood of the enemy was in my eyes. I sank in the mud on the shores of the Volga. I drowned two legions in the Vistula. Why eagles, ospreys, even vultures had a better view. From the heights all things are very clear. Birds float on the wind. But, by God, I blew my breath across a continent and shaped an empire with it. Now if you have no further business with me, go and leave me to my prayers.

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