Facts about Maximilien Robespierre

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Maximilien Robespierre was a famous Leader from France, who lived between May 6, 1758 and July 28, 1794. He/she became only 36 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 11 quotes who is written / told by Maximilien.

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Famous quotes by Maximilien Robespierre (11)


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"To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty"
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"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant"
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"The king must die so that the country can live"
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"Pity is treason"
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"Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular"
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"Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves"
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"Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime"
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"Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil"
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"The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual"
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"Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country"
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"Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all"


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