Georges Jacques Danton (October 26 1759 – April 5 1794) was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution and the first President of the Committee of Public Safety. A moderating influence on the Jacobins, he was guillotined by the advocates of revolutionary terror after accusations of venality and leniency to the enemies of the Revolution.
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- Il est satisfaisant, pour les ministres du peuple libre, d'avoir à lui annoncer que la patrie va être sauvée. 
- It is gratifying to the ministers of a free people to have to announce to them that their country will be saved.
- Speech, Assemblée legislative, Paris (1792-09-02), reported in Le Moniteur (1792-09-04) 
- Il nous faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace! 
- We must dare, dare again, always dare!
- Speech, Assemblée legislative, Paris (1792-09-02), reported in Le Moniteur (1792-09-04)
- Après le pain, l'éducation est le premier besoin du peuple. 
- After bread, education is the first need of the people.
- Speech, Assemblée législative, Paris (1793-08-13), reported in Le Moniteur (1793-08-15)