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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Joseph Fouché (1759 or 1763–)
 
 
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    “It is more than a crime; it is a political fault,” 1 —words which I record, because they have been repeated and attributed to others.
          Memoirs of Fouché.
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    Death is an eternal sleep.
          Inscription placed by his orders on the Gates of the Cemeteries in 1794.
 
Note 1.
Commonly quoted, “It is worse than a crime,—it is a blunder,” and attributed to Talleyrand. [back]
 

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