French Revolution quotations


This selection of French Revolution quotations contains remarks from significant leaders, political figures, philosophes and observers during the revolution, as well as some quotes from historians. It has been selected and compiled by Alpha History authors. New quotations are being added in May 2015. If you would like to submit a relevant and interesting quotation, please contact Alpha History.


Ancien Régime

Revolutionary ideas

Religion and anti-clericalism

Taxation and fiscal crisis

The events of 1789

The bourgeois revolution

Growing radicalism

Women of the revolution

The Reign of Terror

Thermidorian reaction

Perceptions of the revolution


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