Jacques Pierre Brissot
French revolutionary (1754–1793)
Jacques Pierre Brissot (15 January 1754 – 31 October 1793) was a leading member of the the Girondins during the French Revolution and founder of the abolitionist Society of the Friends of the Blacks. He was convicted for spying and being a counter-revoluntionary and sentenced to death alongside 28 others on 30 October 1793 and was executed by guillotine the next day.
- La propriété exclusive est un vol dans la nature.
- Exclusive property is a theft against nature.
- Quoted in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 615.
- It is less difficult for a woman to obtain celebrity by her genius than to be forgiven for it.
- Quoted in Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men by Samuel Arthur Bent. Published by Ticknor and Co. in 1887.