Maximilien Robespierre - Quotes

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To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty. ---->>>

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

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. ---->>>

Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all. ---->>>

The king must die so that the country can live. ---->>>

Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil. ---->>>

Pity is treason. ---->>>

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.

Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime. ---->>>

The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.

The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.

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.

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.

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: May 6, 1758
Birthplace:
Die: July 28, 1794
Occupation: Leader
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Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (French: [mak.si.mi.ljɛ̃ fʁɑ̃.swa ma.ʁi i.zi.dɔʁ də ʁɔ.bɛs.pjɛʁ]; 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and politician, one of the best known and most influential figures associated with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror (wikipedia)