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Alain Badiou
“Mieux vaut un désastre qu'un désêtre.”
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Maximilien de Robespierre
“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.”
Maximilien de Robespierre

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“The true ethical test is not only the readiness to save the victims, but also - even more, perhaps - the ruthless dedication to annihilating those who made them victims.”
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“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.”
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“Our revolution has made me feel the full force of the axiom that history is fiction and I am convinced that chance and intrigue have produced more heroes than genius and virtue.”
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