Quotation by Camille Desmoulins

Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
Camille Desmoulins (1760–1794), French journalist, revolutionary leader. Speech, July 14, 1789, to a crowd outside Palais Royal, Paris. Recalled by Desmoulins in his newspaper Le Vieux Cordelier (Jan 5, 1794).

Desmoulins was guillotined together with his friend Danton.
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