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Louis Antoine de Saint-Just

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A nation regenerates itself only upon heaps of corpses.
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Saint-Just quoting Mirabeau before members of the Committee of Public Safety, October 17, 1793. [Source: Saint-Just quoted in Eugene N. Curtis, Saint-Just: Colleague of Robespierre (New York: Octagon Books, 1973), p. 236]

 
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