„Most arts have produced miracles, while the art of government has produced nothing but monsters.“

—  Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just, Tous les arts ont produit des merveilles: l'art de gouverner n'a produit que des monstres. Discours sur la Constitution à donner à la France http://www.royet.org/nea1789-1794/archives/discours/stjust_constitution_24_04_93.htm, speech to the National Convention (April 24, 1793).
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