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Georges Danton (1759 – 1794)


Leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution and the first President of the Committee of Public Safety.
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Georges Danton
Has my face a free man’s look? Am I no more the companion of your dangers, the friend you have embraced, your sworn ally till death? Have I not been the mark of persecution without end? You will be amazed when I prove to you that the huge fortune fabricated for me by men who are your enemies as much as mine is in reality the modest property I have always possessed. I challenge the proof of the smallest criminality. Try what anyone may, it will be in vain. The people shall see no shuffling on my part. You shall judge me in its presence. I will no more tear out a page of my history than you will the pages of yours, which are destined to immortalize the annals of freedom.
Danton quotes
On n'emporte pas la patrie ? la semelle de ses souliers.
Danton
…my only regret is that I am to go before that rat Robespierre.




Danton Georges quotes
Il est satisfaisant, pour les ministres du peuple libre, d'avoir ? lui annoncer que la patrie va ?tre sauvée.
Danton Georges
We don't want the King condemned...we want him dead.
Georges Danton quotes
Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing.
Georges Danton
Il nous faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace!
Danton Georges quotes
Those strong walls overhead blind and stifle me. When shall we see them pulled down? I would wield a pick with a will if the chance came.
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