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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Jean François Ducos

  • [A French republican; born at Bordeaux, 1765; deputy to the Convention from the Gironde, and shared the fate of his colleagues, October, 1793.]
  • I hope the edge of your guillotine is sharper than your scissors.

  • While his hair was being cut off by the executioner. He also humorously remarked on the scaffold, “What a pity the Convention did not decree the unity and indivisibility of our persons!”—as it had of the republic.