Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud (May 31, 1753 – October 31, 1793) was a leader in the French Revolution and one of its most celebrated orators.
- Citoyens, il est à craindre que la révolution, comme Saturne, ne dévore successivement tous ses enfants et n’engendre enfin le despotisme avec les calamités qui l’accompagnent.
- Citizens, we have reason to fear that the Revolution, like Saturn, will successively devour all its children, and finally produce despotism, with the calamities that accompany it.
- Quoted by F.A.M. Mignet, Histoire de la révolution française (1824), ch. 7 [original French and English translation]
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