"The most extravagant idea that can be born in the head of a political thinker is to believe that it suffices for people to enter, weapons in hand, among a foreign people and expect to have its laws and constitution embraced. No one loves armed missionaries; the first lesson of nature and prudence is to repulse them as enemies."
by:
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
(6 May 1758 - 28 July 1794) French lawyer, statesman, one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution, member of the Constituent Assembly, Jacobin Club
Source:
Opposing proposals to spread the French revolution by war, in Sur la guerre (1ère intervention), a speech to the Jacobin Club (2 January 1792)
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