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The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil.
I am no courtier, nor moderator, nor Tribune, nor defender of the people: I am myself the people.
Peoples do not judge in the same way as courts of law; they do not hand down sentences, they throw thunderbolts; they do not condemn kings, they drop them back into the void; and this justice is worth just as much as that of the courts.
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Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's tribulation: not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive from what ills you are free yourself is pleasant.
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July 28, 1794
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