In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.
After bread, education is the first need of the people.
Let us be terrible in order to prevent the people from being terrible themselves!
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.
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.
I have left my balls to Robespierre and my legs to Couthon. That should help the Committee of Public Safety for a while.
Audacity, and again, audacity, and always audacity.
Boldness, more boldness, and perpetual boldness!.
I had rather be guillotined than a guillotiner.
In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
You [Robespierre] will follow us soon. Your house will be beaten down and salt sown in the place where it stood.
Nature has cast but two men in the mould of statesmen,--myself and Mirabeau. After that she broke the mould.
Oh, it were better to be a poor fisherman than to meddle with the government of men.
The most striking characters are sometimes the product of an infinity of little accidents.
To conquer [our enemies] we must dare, and dare again, and dare for ever; and thus will France be saved
At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power rests with the most abandoned.
We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.
Boldness, and again boldness, and always boldness!
The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert: it sounds the charge against our enemies.
To dare, and again dare, and forever dare!
Audacity, more audacity, always audacity.
Show my head to the people. It is worth seeing.
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