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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.
The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert: it sounds the charge against our enemies.

To conquer [our enemies] we must dare, and dare again, and dare for ever; and thus will France be saved
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
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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