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COUNT EMMANUEL JOSEPH SIEYES
French politician and publicist
(1748 - 1836)

Death without phrases.
  [Lat., La mort sans phrase.]
      - voting for the death of Louis XVI, but denied by him
        [Death]

Gentlmen, we have a master; this young man does everything, can do everything and will do everything.
  [Fr., Messieurs, nous avons un maitre, ce jeune homme fait tout, peut tout, et veut tout.]
      - attributed to, referring to Bonaparte
        [Character]

I existed.
  [Fr., J'ai vecu.]
      - when asked what he did during the Reign of Terror, see Mignet "Notices Hist.", I, 81
        [War]

I have survived.
  [Fr., J'ai vecu.]
      - after the Reign of Terror, when asked what he had done.
        [Life]

A nation of monkeys with the throat of parrots.
  [Fr., Une natione de singes a larynx de parroquets.]
      - Note to Mirabeau, said of France [France]


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