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Louis Antoine de Saint-Just

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One cannot reign innocently: the insanity of doing so is evident. Every king is a rebel and a usurper.
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On ne peut point régner innocemment : la folie en est trop évidente. Tout roi est un rebelle et un usurpateur.
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Sur le jugement de Louis XVI (1er discours), speech to the National Convention (November 13, 1792).

 
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