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"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."

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
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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