Less than fifteen cents to the province and more than twenty-five cents to Ottawa, this is far from being excessive!
Bill 43, Québec Legislative Assembly, January 14, 1954
This is about an admitted attempt, encouraged from outside, to challenge and break the State's authority. That is intolerable. Whoever deviates from this policy that I have established, privately or publicly, will be expelled from the Union Nationale.
The period leaves no one indifferent. And that was our goal. We present the facts. It's up to the public to decide.
Stephane Filion, a co-ordinator of a celebration in his hometown of the 40th anniversary of Duplessis' death.
The saying goes that after the death of every great man there's a long period of ingratitude. I find Maurice Duplessis's period is lasting pretty long.
Bureau-Dufresne, surviving relative of Duplessis.
Over the last 40 years, talking about Duplessis has become like talking about the devil himself.
Jean-Marc Beaudoin, columnist at the Trois-Rivières daily Le Nouvelliste, in 1999.
If I never read a business page, my admiration for him would be complete.
Robert Fulford, commenting on Conrad Black's biography of Duplessis.
Before Duplessis died, we’d all go to church and make our sign [of the cross], and a year later we didn’t go to Mass any more. So we looked for another set of values, one that was all-enveloping, like the Church.