Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A great motto

In the season of politics I'm always reminded of one of history's great quotes. It's more melodious in French than in English:

"Il nous faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace!"
"We must be audacious, and again audacious, always audacious."

Georges Danton, who said it, never lost his way with words - or his attitude. Just before they cut off his head he said, "Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing."

Impossible not to like a wiseguy like that. He went out with style.

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