In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.
Let us be terrible in order to prevent the people from being terrible themselves!
My only regret is that I'm going before that rat, Robespierre! [to his executioner] Don't forget to show my head to the people; it's well worth seeing.
One must never compromise with tyrants. One can only strike at kings through the head. Nothing can be expected from European kings except by force of arms. I vote for the death of the tyrant.
After bread, education is the first need of the people.
Boldness, more boldness, and perpetual boldness!.
I have left my balls to Robespierre and my legs to Couthon. That should help the Committee of Public Safety for a while.
I had rather be guillotined than a guillotiner.
To conquer [our enemies] we must dare, and dare again, and dare for ever; and thus will France be saved
Oh, it were better to be a poor fisherman than to meddle with the government of men.
Audacity, and again, audacity, and always audacity.
The most striking characters are sometimes the product of an infinity of little accidents.
You [Robespierre] will follow us soon. Your house will be beaten down and salt sown in the place where it stood.
In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
Nature has cast but two men in the mould of statesmen,--myself and Mirabeau. After that she broke the mould.
At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power rests with the most abandoned.
Show my head to the people. It is worth seeing.
The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert: it sounds the charge against our enemies.
We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.
Boldness, and again boldness, and always boldness!
To dare, and again dare, and forever dare!
Audacity, more audacity, always audacity.
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