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GEORGES JACQUES DANTON
French revolutionary leader and orator
(1759 - 1794)

At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power finally rests with the most abandoned.
      - [Revolution]

Audacity, more audacity, always audacity.
  [Fr., De l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace.]
      - during the French Revolution [Audacity]

I had rather be guillotined than a guillotiner.
      - [Scaffold]

Nature has cast but two men in the mould of statesmen,--myself and Mirabeau. After that she broke the mould.
      - [Vanity]

Oh, it were better to be a poor fisherman than to meddle with the government of men.
      - [Government]

The most striking characters are sometimes the product of an infinity of little accidents.
      - [Character]

They are sending me to the scaffold. Well, my friends, we must go to it gayly.
      - [Scaffold]

We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.
      - [Daring]

When they go smiling to the scaffold, it is time to break in pieces the sickle of death.
      - [Scaffold]


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