Maximilien Robespierre Quote

Death is not "an eternal sleep!" Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal crape, takes from oppressed innocence its support, and affronts the beneficent dispensation of death! Inscribe rather thereon these words: "Death is the commencement of immortality!"


Last speech to the National Convention (26 July 1794)

II. His Last Speech by Maximilien Marie Isidore Robespierre. Continental Europe (380-1906). Vol. VII. Bryan, William Jennings, ed. 1906. The World's Famous Orations[bartleby.com]

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Death is not an eternal sleep! Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal...

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Death is not an eternal sleep! Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal...

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Death is not an eternal sleep! Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal...

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Death is not an eternal sleep! Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal...