The heads of regiments are required to see that the troops join in prayer morning and evening as far as the service will permit.
I accept everything which is favorable for the people and the army; for myself, I wish to live in retirement.
This gun is liberty; hold for certain that the day when you no more have it, you will be returned to slavery.
We are free today because we are the stronger; we will be slaves again when the government becomes the stronger.
God, who knows our most secret thoughts and who sees all, is witness to the purity of my principles. They are not founded on this barbarous ferocity that takes pleasure in shedding human blood.
Avoid sloth, the mother of all vices!
I have need of Rigaud. He is violent. I want him for carrying on war; and that war is necessary to me.
I know how to move the people, but I know also where to stop in my own actions so that, when I strike, I shall be felt and not seen.
I shall not remind you, Citizen-Directors, of all I have done for the triumph of liberty, the prosperity of St. Domingo, the glory of the French Republic; nor will I protest to you my attachment to our mother country, to my duties; my respect to the constitution, to the laws of the Republic, and my submission to the government.
They have in me struck down but the trunk of the tree; the roots are many and deep – they will shoot up again!