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

Jules Favre

  • [A French politician and advocate; born at Lyons, 1809; secretary-general of the ministry of the interior of the republic of 1848; member of the Constituent Assembly of that year, and of the Corps Législatif, 1858 and 1869, where he opposed the second empire; member of the Academy; of the Committee of National Defence, 1870, where he held the department of foreign affairs, and arranged with Bismarck the capitulation of Paris; member of the National Assembly, and senator; died 1880.]
  • We will not cede either an inch of our territory or a stone of our fortresses (Nous ne céderons ni un pouce de terrain ni une pierre de nos forteresses).

  • From a circular to the diplomatic representatives of France abroad, Sept. 6, 1870, immediately after the battle of Sedan and the fall of the empire.