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Louis Antoine de Saint-Just

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In the circumstances in which the Republic finds itself, the constitution cannot be inaugurated; it would destroy itself ... The provisional government of France is revolutionary until there is peace.
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(October 10, 1793) [Source: Oeuvres Compl?tes de Saint-Just, vol. 2 (2 vols., Paris, 1908), pp. 83-88]

 
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