Nader Shah Quotes (1 quote)
Tempest-tost (1951), p. 127
“A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.”
Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches (1963 edition), Transaction Publishers - ISBN: 9781412822220
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
Song of Myself (written in 1855), l. 69
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Bio: Nāder Shāh Afshār ruled as Shah of Iran and was the founder of the Afsharid dynasty. Because of his military genius, some historians have described him as the Napoleon of Persia or the Second Alexander. Nader Shah was a member of the Turkic Afshar tribe of northern Persia, which had supplied military power to the Safavid state since the time of Shah Ismail I.
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