Georges Danton

French revolutionary
After bread, education is the first need of the people.

Georges Jacques Danton (October 26 1759April 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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We must dare, dare again, always dare!
  • Il est satisfaisant, pour les ministres du peuple libre, d'avoir à lui annoncer que la patrie va être sauvée. [1]
    • It is satisfying, for ministers of the free people, to have announced to it that the fatherland will be saved.
    • Speech, Assemblée legislative, Paris (1792-09-02), reported in Le Moniteur (1792-09-04) [2]
  • Après le pain, l'éducation est le premier besoin du peuple. [3]
    • After bread, education is the first need of the people.
    • Speech, Assemblée législative, Paris (1793-08-13), reported in Le Moniteur (1793-08-15)
  • De l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace et la Patrie sera sauvée!
    • Some audacity, more audacity, always audacity and the Fatherland will be saved!
    • Speech, Assemblée legislative, Paris (1792-09-02), reported in Le Moniteur (1792-09-04)

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