For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
That statesman is indeed happy who can count as his friends the really honest and consistent, the true Patriots, and the men of honorable thought.
These three movements were born spontaneously and independently of the initiative of a few French patriots who had a place in the old political groups and parties.
It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country’s liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.