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Georges Jacques Danton
(1759-1794) born on
Oct 26
French revolutionary leader, orator. He is often credited as the chief force in the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of the First French Republic.
         
   
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The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert: it sounds the charge against our enemies.

R
To conquer [our enemies] we must dare, and dare again, and dare for ever; and thus will France be saved
A
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
N
In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
K
Thou wilt show my head to the people: it is worth showing.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, Paris, 2 Sep 1792.
R: Speech, Paris, 2 Sep 1792.
A: From an Internet collection of quotations.
N: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
K: Said as he mounted the scaffold, 5 Apr 1794; in "French Revolution," by Carlyle, bk. VI, ch. 2.
   


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