The French Revolution actualised the Enlightenment's greatest intellectual breakthrough: detaching the political from the theocratic.
Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm.
I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
Experimentalpolitik: die Französische Revolution.
Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy