Revolution: French quotes

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Historically speaking, the most obvious and most decisive distinction between the American and the French Revolutions was that the ...
Revolutions are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous.
I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the ...
The French Revolution gave birth to no artists but only to a great journalist, Desmoulins, and to an under-the-counter writer, Sad ...
Along the Paris streets, the death-carts rumble, hollow and harsh. Six tumbrils carry the day's wine to La Guillotine.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of ...
How much the greatest event it is that ever happened in the world! and how much the best!
Justice has its anger, my lord Bishop, and the wrath of justice is an element of progress. Whatever else may be said of it, the Fr ...
The cutting of heads is become so much a la mode, that one is apt to feel of a morning whether their own is on their shoulders.
In comparison to the French Revolution, the American Revolution has come to seem a parochial and rather dull event. This, despite ...
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