Talk:Louis Antoine de Saint-Just

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  • A people has but one enemy, the government.
    • Un peuple n'a qu'un seul ennemi, c'est son gouvernement.
  • One does not put a king on trial. One kills him.
    • On ne juge pas un roi. On le tue.
  • One always returns to his first love.
    • Et l'on revient toujours a ses premiers amours.
  • No freedom for the enemies of freedom.
    • Pas de liberté pour les ennemis de la liberté.
  • I despise the dust that forms me and speaks to you. This dust you may persecute and kill, but I defy you to rob me of that independent life I have given myself in the ages and in the heavens...
    • Je méprise la poussière qui me compose et qui vous parle ; on pourra la persécuter et faire mourir cette poussière ! mais je défie que l’on m’arrache cette vie indépendante que je me suis donnée dans les siècles et dans les cieux...
  • Keep cool and you command everybody.
  • Nothing resembles virtue more than a great crime.
  • The world has been empty since the Romans.
  • The Republic consists in the extermination of everything that opposes it.