Maximilien Robespierre - Government Quotes
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If the attribute of popular government in peace is virtue, the attribute of popular government in revolution is at one and the same time virtue and terror, virtue without which terror is fatal, terror without which virtue is impotent. The terror is nothing but justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is thus an emanation of virtue.
The government in a revolution is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
Avoid the ancient insanity of governments: the mania of wishing to govern too much.