‘The principle of the Republican Government is virtue, and the means to be adopted, during its establishment, is terror. ¬†We want to substitute, in our country, morality for self-indulgence, probity for honor, principles for customs, duties for decorum, the empire of reason for the tyranny of fashion, contempt of vice for contempt of misfortune, pride for insolence, greatness of soul for vanity, love of glory for love of money, good people for good company, merit for intrigue, genius for wit, truth for glitter, the charm of happiness for the weariness of pleasure, the greatness of man for the littleness of the great, a magnanimous, powerful, happy people for one that is easy,¬†frivolous, degraded; that is to say, we would substitute all the virtues and miracles of a republic for all the vices and absurdities of a monarchy.’

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