C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


It is the toilet of death, but it leads to immortality.

Charlotte Corday.

I had rather be guillotined than a guillotiner.


I hope the edge of your guillotine is sharper than your scissors.


That a scaffold of execution should grow a scaffold of coronation.

Sir P. Sidney.

They are sending me to the scaffold. Well, my friends, we must go to it gayly.


When they go smiling to the scaffold, it is time to break in pieces the sickle of death.


Pardon, gentles all, the flat unraised spirits that have dared on this unworthy scaffold to bring forth so great an object.


I will never, for the future, paint the portrait of a tyrant until his head lies before me on the scaffold.

J. L. David.