„O Liberty, how many crimes are committed in thy name!“

—  Manon Roland, On being led to her execution, sometimes stated to have been directed at a specific statue of Liberty, in Memoirs, Appendix; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), and in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922); used by Thomas Babington Macaulay, Essay on Mirabeau. Variants: O liberté, comme on t'a jouée! O Liberty, how thou hast been played with! As quoted in Letters Containing a Sketch of the Politics of France (1795) by Helen Maria Williams, Vol. 1, p. 201 http://books.google.de/books?id=FTkuAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA201
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O Liberté, que de crimes on commet en ton nom!

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