Napoleon on Bank Bailouts

From Alistair Horne, The Age of Napoleon:

Yet when Recamier pleaded for a modest government loan to bail out the bank, Napoleon was unapproachable and unforgiving, writing from Austerlitz within days of his triumph (December 7, 1805), “Is it at a time like this that I must be obliged to make advances to men who have got themselves involved in bad businesses?” and, more brutally, “I am not the lover of Madame Recamier, not I, and I am not going to come to the help of negociants who keep up a house costing 600,000 francs a year.”