A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
Medicines are only fit for old people.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
The people must not be counted upon; they cry indifferently : Long live the King! And Long live the Conspirators! A proper direction must be given to them, and proper instruments employed to effect it.
Hereditary succession to the magistracy is absurd, as it tends to make a property of it; it is incompatible with the sovereignty of the people.
Orders and decorations are necessary in order to dazzle the people.
A Government protected by foreigners will never be accepted by a free people.
A great people may be killed, but they cannot be intimidated.