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Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès

Data de nascimento: 3. Maio 1748
Data de falecimento: 20. Junho 1836

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Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès foi um político, escritor e eclesiástico francês.

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„Gentlemen, we have a master; this young man does everything, can do everything and will do everything.“

— Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès
Speaking of Napoleon I of France, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1922), "Character", p. 105.

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„I have survived or I existed or I lived“

— Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès
After the Reign of Terror, when asked what he had done during that period; variously reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1922), "Life", p. 453; "War", p. 857.

„A nation of monkeys with the throat of parrots.“

— Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès
Note to Mirabeau, speaking of France, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1922), "France", p. 294.

„Death without phrases.“

— Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès
Voting for the death of Louis XVI; denied by Sieyès—he no doubt voted "La mort", "sans phrase" being a note on the laconic nature of his vote, i.e. without remarks. The voting usually included explanations of the decision. Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1922), "Death", p. 178.